Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Managerial Networking

  • René Torenvlied
  • Agnes Akkerman
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_276



Boundary spanner

Member of organization who transmits information from environment into organizational decision-making

External shock

Sudden political/technical demands from organizational environment

Intensity of relations

Frequency of relations maintained with external actor/organization

Managerial networking

Externally oriented relational behavior of managers

Networking activity factor

Single, common “activity” factor underlying managerial networking behavior

Networking ambition scale

Ranking of external actors and organizations in terms of relational ambition in managerial networking behavior

Networking dimensions

Orientations of managerial networking behavior toward specific types of external actors and organizations

Scope of relations

Number of organizations with which relations are maintained


Managerial networking is the set of relations that managers maintain with...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Nijmegen School of ManagementRadboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jacob Dijkstra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and MethodologyUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands