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When, How, and So What: Three Essays on Managerial Practice of Personal Tie Utilization in Organizations

Abstract Over the past several decades, social network remains the most prevalent and prominent in the strategy and organization theory literature. However, despite the considerable research attention scholars devoted to exploring the implications and mechanisms of social ties and networks in management and organizational contexts, the following question has largely remained understudied: To what extent can top managers' personal ties and networks actually contribute to their firms? This thesis will strive to explore this research question by theoretically highlighting three logically consequent managerial decisions: (1) "When"--when will top managers choose to use their personal ties and networks in their firms; (2) "How"--... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Jiang, Han (Author) / Cannella, Albert A. (Advisor) / Hoetker, Glenn (Committee member) / Mesquita, Luiz F. (Committee member) / Devers, Cynthia E. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Management / Organization theory / Entrepreneurship / decision making / social capital / social network / upper echelon
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 184 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Business Administration 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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