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Readership: Academics and students in the fields of management and organization studies, sociology, politics, and economics; policy-makers, consultants, and NGOs.
Grahame F. Thompson, Professor of Political Economy and Head of Department of Government and Politics, Open University
1: Considering Networks: A Methodological Introduction
Part I: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
2: Hierarchies, Markets, and Networks: A Preliminary Comparison
3: Social Network Analysis, Transaction Cost Analysis, Actor-Network Theory: Three Approaches to Networks
4: Networks and the Issues of 'Excess', the 'Gift', 'Non-Exchange', and 'Trust'
Part II: Applications and Empirical Comparisons
5: Industrial Organization as Networks
6: Political Networks and the Politics of Network Governance
en 7Networks and the International System