Determinable NETWORK STRUCTUREs?Assumption:• Constant stability – Ties are constant and present
HOWEVER…Determinable Network Structures?• Relations subject to idiosyncrasies• “dynamic” stability – Can be more, can be less
PROPOSITION #6Psychology of Negative Relationships:The eventual network configuration ofthe organizational network is lessdeterministic than expected due topsychologies of individuals, both focal &non-focal.
DISCUSSIONSImplications of a Less than Desired Network Config:• Centrality, density lower / higher – Reexamine attributions to effects • Knowledge-sharing, Power – Perhaps more of individuals • Structural effects not so determinable
Contributions• Challenge accuracy of past works – Structural „integrity‟ in first place – Empirical support mooted • Knowledge sharing: cultural? • Innovation: individual creativity?
Contributions• Accentuate non-focal individuals & negative ties – Problems of „leveled‟ perspectives – Further promote studies on negative ties
Contributions• Contribute to literature on org birth / creations – Psychology shapes structural configuration – Interdependence of individuals
Contributions• Stress inseparability of psychology in social relations – Social life > structural patterning of ties – Appreciate social psychological concepts
Conclusion• Stress problems in assumptions of structural analysis in organizational networks• Organizational network analysis still useful – Reinvents to become more robust