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Intraorganizational Networks

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Company chart; Informal network; Informal organization; Interpersonal networks; Organizational blueprint; Organizational grapevine; Organizational social capital; Prescribed versus emergent organizational structure


Embedded relation:

Organizational members connected through both a formal and an informal relation

Formal relation:

Organizational members connected only through authority or workflow interdependence

Informal relation:

Organizational members connected only through a personal tie without a formal relation

Membership relation:

Organizational members who are part of the same unit but not connected through a formal or an informal relation


Intraorganizational networks are the aggregate of the formal and informal relationships between the members of an organization. Depending on the presence or absence of formal and informal elements in the tie between two members of the organization, four elementary types of intraorganizational relationships can be...


  • Social Capital
  • Informal Network
  • Structural Hole
  • Social Exchange Theory
  • Network Position

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Wittek, R. (2017). Intraorganizational Networks. In: Alhajj, R., Rokne, J. (eds) Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer, New York, NY.

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