Exploration and exploitation in virtual organizations : Is it a bad thing to lose hubs? = 가상조직의 구조와 조직학습 전략 Is it a bad thing to lose hubs?

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As a number of organizations are globalized, virtual organizations that use e-mail to communicate and coordinate their work have become ubiquitous today. This paper aims to examine how the topology of e-mail networks and the turnover of highly connected individuals (i.e. hubs) affect organizational learning. We simulate an organization where a few hubs dominate communication channels and then systematically vary the interaction pattern by controlling the rates of hub turnover. We found that the structure of e-mail networks is conducive to the exploitation of organizational knowledge, increasing the efficiency of organizational learning; but, it is detrimental to the exploration of innovative knowledge, driving out the diversity of individual knowledge. We also found that a small fraction of hub turnover is beneficial for organizational learning by enabling superior ideas to diffuse through a population without reducing organizational knowledge diversity too quickly.
Advisors
Lee, Je-Horesearcher이제호researcher
Description
한국과학기술원 : 경영공학전공,
Publisher
한국과학기술원
Issue Date
2008
Identifier
297347/325007  / 020063400
Language
eng
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학위논문(석사) - 한국과학기술원 : 경영공학전공, 2008.2, [ i, 49 p. ]

Keywords

exploration and exploitation; organizational learning; virtual organization; hub; e-mail; 조직학습; 조직구조; 가상조직; 이직; 이메일

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http://hdl.handle.net/10203/52719
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http://library.kaist.ac.kr/search/detail/view.do?bibCtrlNo=297347&flag=dissertation
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KGSM-Theses_Master(석사논문)
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