You can also find a structural theory of collective action and an
application of this approach to a flat, knowledge-intensive organization in
the following book:
Emmanuel Lazega (2001), The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of
Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership, Oxford University
A 21:04 30/01/02 EST, vous avez écrit :
>Start with Rosario Conte and Cristiano Castelfranchi (1st ref: COGNITIVE AND
>SOCIAL ACTION, 1995), Harrison White (recent: MARKETS FROM NETWORKS), Jim
>Kadtke (in, e.g., PREDICATABILITY OF COMPLEX DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS), Roger
>Leenders & Shaul Gabbey (e.g., SOCIAL CAPITAL OF ORGANIZATIONS), Neil
>Fligstein, (THE ARCHITECTURE OF MARKETS), Kathleen Carley (most recently in
>A. Lomi and Erik Larsen, DYNAMICS OF ORGANIZATIONS; see also her SIMULATING
>ORGANIZATIONS, et. al.). More abstract but important: S. Ossowski,
>COORDINATION IN ARTIFICIAL AGENT SOCIETIES.
>On request, I can provide work I've been doing (organizing a special session
>at SCI, Orlando, July), some of it with Rod Smith -- we took a bottom-up
>view, using economic and linguistic tools to study coordination and
>effectiveness of teams and projects.
>You may find John Sowa's work accessible -- but, based on Bayesian nets, it
>ingeniously works from randomness to design (which has always seemed to me
>the wrong direction) .
>Interesting questions. Good luck. Share your thoughts.
>Sam Leven, Ph. D.
>Scientific Cybernetics, Inc.
>7272 Wisconsin Ave.
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