Network Pictures As A Research Device: Developing A Tool To Capture Actors? Perceptions In Organizational Networks
Source: University of Manchester
In business networks, strategic actions are believed to be guided by actors' subjective views or perceptions of their surroundings. Researchers thus consider these perceptions as important for understanding network related phenomena. Despite their recognized importance, there has not been much research aimed at developing a way to systematically capture these perceptions. The purpose of this paper is to show how actors' subjective views of the business network can be analysed using the research device of network pictures.