Levels Of Processes, Intertwining Actions And Network Change
Source: University of Oulu
Studies on network dynamics are analyzed from the viewpoint of alternative conceptual and methodological approaches provided for research on network change. The paper emphasizes particularly two definitional and methodological challenges; business network is never a single unit or a one-dimensional phenomenon and networks change as a result of human action and interaction. Therefore, conceptual and methodological tools are sought for the capture of various levels of processes without losing the holistic understanding, and the agency of individuals in network change.