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Article: Organizational communication networks and its structural changes correlates to organizational disintegration

TitleOrganizational communication networks and its structural changes correlates to organizational disintegration
Authors
Issue Date2009
Citation
Journal of Decision Systems, 2009, v. 18 n. 3, p. 295-317 How to Cite?
AbstractEmail networks in contemporary organizations are fairly representative of the underlying communications networks. We show that changes in communication networks have implications for studying organization disintegration. In this paper, we analyzed the changing communication network structure at Enron Corporation during the period of its disintegration (2000-2001). Our goal was to understand how communication patterns and structure were affected by organizational disintegration. Drawing on (social) network disintegration theory, we tested several propositions using the Enron email corpus: 1) Number of cliques increases 2) Communication network becomes increasingly centralized, and 3) Connectedness among the top management executives increases, as organizations move towards disintegration. The results of the analyses and their implications indicate that during organizational disintegration process there are: higher level of clique activities, tendency toward greater decentralization, and increased connectivity among top management. © 2009 Lavoisier, Paris.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194306
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dc.contributor.authorMurshed, STH-
dc.contributor.authorHossain, L-
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dc.date.available2014-01-30T03:32:25Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Decision Systems, 2009, v. 18 n. 3, p. 295-317-
dc.identifier.issn1246-0125-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194306-
dc.description.abstractEmail networks in contemporary organizations are fairly representative of the underlying communications networks. We show that changes in communication networks have implications for studying organization disintegration. In this paper, we analyzed the changing communication network structure at Enron Corporation during the period of its disintegration (2000-2001). Our goal was to understand how communication patterns and structure were affected by organizational disintegration. Drawing on (social) network disintegration theory, we tested several propositions using the Enron email corpus: 1) Number of cliques increases 2) Communication network becomes increasingly centralized, and 3) Connectedness among the top management executives increases, as organizations move towards disintegration. The results of the analyses and their implications indicate that during organizational disintegration process there are: higher level of clique activities, tendency toward greater decentralization, and increased connectivity among top management. © 2009 Lavoisier, Paris.-
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