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Social Network Analysis in Organizational Structures Evaluation

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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; each 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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This work was partially supported by the National Science Centre, Poland, the decisions no. DEC-2016/21/B/ST6/01463 and 2015/17/D/ST6/04046.

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Michalski, R., Kazienko, P. (2018). 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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