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Social Network Analysis in Organizational Structures Evaluation

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Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining


Corporate hierarchy; Enterprise management; Organizational design; Organizational network analysis; Social network analysis in organizations



Human resources

Organizational Chart:

A diagram representing the formal structure in the organization

ONA — Organizational Network Analysis:

The analysis of the organization which focuses on the relationship between the informal social network and the formal structures in the organization: organizational charts, process definitions, and others

OSN — Organizational Social Network:

An informal social network, which was created from the data collected within the organization like e-mail logs, phone call records, surveys, and others

MSN — Multilayered Social Network:

The social network which consists of multiple layers; every of them represents different type of information used as a source for creating the network layer


Social Network Analysis


Although typical social network analysis (SNA) may bring interesting...

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Michalski, R., Kazienko, P. (2014). Social Network Analysis in Organizational Structures Evaluation. In: Alhajj, R., Rokne, J. (eds) Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer, New York, NY.

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