Interpersonal Networks in Organizations: Cognition, Personality, Dynamics, and Culture

Interpersonal Networks in Organizations: Cognition, Personality, Dynamics, and Culture

by Martin Kilduff, David Krackhardt
     
 

ISBN-10: 052186660X

ISBN-13: 9780521866606

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book brings a social network perspective to bear on topics of leadership, decision making, turnover, organizational crises, organizational culture, and other major organizational behavior topics. It offers a new direction for organizational behavior theory and research by drawing from social network ideas. Across diverse research topics, the authors pursue an…  See more details below

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This book brings a social network perspective to bear on topics of leadership, decision making, turnover, organizational crises, organizational culture, and other major organizational behavior topics. It offers a new direction for organizational behavior theory and research by drawing from social network ideas. Across diverse research topics, the authors pursue an integrated focus on social ties both as they are represented in the cognitions of individuals and as they operate as constraints and opportunities in organizational settings. The authors bring their twenty years' worth of research experience together to provide a programmatic social network approach to understanding the internal functioning of organizations. By focusing a distinctive research lens on interpersonal networks, they attempt to discover the keys to the whole realm of organizational behavior through the social network approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521866606
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Series:
Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences Series, #30
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

I Perceiving Networks

2 A Network Approach to Leadership 13

3 An Analysis of the Internal Market for Reputation in Organizations 39

4 Systematic Biases in Network Perception 59

5 Effects of Network Accuracy on Individuals' Perceived Power 84

II The Psychology of Network Differences

6 Social Structure and Decision Making in an MBA Cohort 101

7 The Social Networks of Low and High Self-Monitors 131

8 Centrality in the Emotion Helping Network: An Interactionist Approach 157

III Network Dynamics and Organizational Culture

9 Network Perceptions and Turnover in Three Organizations 181

10 Organizational Crises 208

11 The Control of Organizational Diversity 236

12 Future Directions 259

References 275

Index 305

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