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The strategically networked organization

The strategically networked organization

: Leveraging social networks to improve organizational performance

by by Hanna Lehtimäki, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
8th December, 2016

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This book demonstrates to managers the strategic significance of intra-organizational social networks. It argues that strategic management is embedded in the complexity of social relations that shape the strategic direction of a company. Currently there are few tools available to systematically collect information about the social functioning of an organization. This book fills this gap by shifting attention to the social relations that contribute to strategic advantage and that build on relationships that provide unique resources and create value for the business. It considers three perspectives on how social networks have a strategic function: first, social networks constitute everyday strategic action; second, social networks convey cultural meanings; and third, how social networks depict social processes that continually illustrate what the organization is and what it can become. The book shows top and upper-middle management how cultivating an understanding of intra-firm social relations can help them to build unique strategic advantage and make use of the day-to-day knowledge that emerges in the social connections and interactions within an organization. Hanna Lehtimaki (Ph.D. School of Management, University of Tampere) is a professor of innovation management at the University of Eastern Finland. Her research has examined strategic management, leadership, social networks, organizational renewal, and stakeholder management. She has worked as a Senior Fulbright scholar at the George Mason University, USA and as a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her research articles have appeared in academic journals internationally. She is a frequent lecturer in Executive MBA programs.

Details & Specs

Author: Hanna Lehtimäki


Publisher: Emerald Publishing


Format: Hardback


ISBN: 9781786352927


Publication Date: 8th December, 2016


Pages: 196


Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


Notes: illustrations


Availability: Available, print on demand, usually dispatched within 7 to 10 days


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