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All EdgeInside the New Workplace Networks$
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Clay Spinuzzi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226236964

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.001.0001

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The Foundation of All-Edge Adhocracies: Organizational Networks

The Foundation of All-Edge Adhocracies: Organizational Networks

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(p.55) 4 The Foundation of All-Edge Adhocracies: Organizational Networks
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All Edge
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Clay Spinuzzi

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.003.0004

This chapter picks up where Chapter 3 left off, discussing what we know about the foundation underlying all-edge adhocracies: organizational networks. In this chapter, I discuss what organizational networks are, what characteristics they share, how they work, and why they are beginning to flourish. Based on what we learn here, we take a second look at the case from Chapter 3, seeing how the nonemployer firms had to handle the dynamics of their subcontractor networks.

Keywords:   organizational networks, flat structure, changing composition, flexibility, adaptivity

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