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ERIC Number: EJ825027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Managing Information Sharing within an Organizational Setting: A Social Network Perspective
Hatala, John-Paul; Lutta, Joseph George
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v21 n4 p5-33 2009
Information sharing is critical to an organization's competitiveness and requires a free flow of information among members if the organization is to remain competitive. A review of the literature on organizational structure and information sharing was conducted to examine the research in this area. A case example illustrates how a social network approach was used to explore the process of measuring the social structure of an organization and the implementation of change interventions to increase connectivity and manage information sharing. The process of conducting social network analysis is described using the case example. Interventions for increasing information flow are discussed. The authors provide an information-sharing model that demonstrates the various domains of connectivity within an organization at any given state. The benefits of using social network analysis for information sharing and the implications for further research and practice are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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