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Organizational Culture and Network Embeddedness

Niels Noorderhaven (), Carla I. Koen () and Sjoerd Beugelsdijk ()

No 2002-91, Discussion Paper from Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research

Abstract: A question that has been neglected in network research is where differences in network embeddedness come from.The network literature reveals that there are three key characteristics of embedded relationships: trust, open communication, and joint problem solving.On the basis of the sparse empirical studies of factors leading to network embeddedness, we identify organizational culture as a potentially important organizational-level factor.Building on empirical organizational culture studies we select ten dimensions of organizational culture that for theoretical and/or empirical reasons can be linked to network embeddedness, and formulate propositions concerning their effects.

Keywords: corporate culture; networks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002
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