Heading Toward a Society of Networks

  title={Heading Toward a Society of Networks},
  author={J. Raab and P. Kenis},
  journal={Journal of Management Inquiry},
  pages={198 - 210}
  • J. Raab, P. Kenis
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Management Inquiry
  • In the essay, it is first argued that Western societies are moving towards a society of networks, i.e. a society, in which the formal, vertically integrated organization that has dominated the 20th century is replaced or at least complemented by consciously created and goal directed networks of three and more organizations (whole networks). To substantiate this proposition we describe and analyze the development of organizational forms and the subsequent scientific efforts to grasp these… CONTINUE READING
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