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Dear all,

I am a student at the University of Karlsruhe and recently started working on my diploma thesis which will be about the question whether there is a correlation between organizational efficiency, the organization´s structure and forms of cooperation between different departments of this organization. 
I am right now looking for literature on this subject. If any of you could point me to some publications I would really appreciate it.

Thank you very much
Simone Broehl   

Thank you very much for the answers I already got to my request! I have now found the following publications that might fit the subject of my diploma thesis:

Burt, "Structural Holes - The Social Structure of Competition", 1995
Burt, "Bridge Decay", 2001
Granovetter, "The strength of weak ties", 1973
Granovetter, "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness", 1985
Dalton, "Organization Structure and Performance: A Critical Review", 1980
Uzzi, "Embeddedness and the Economic Performance of Organizations", 2000

I would also be very interested in studies about cooperation between departments of an organization and its correlation to this organization´s (and the departments´) efficiency/performance - and of course how this efficiency could be measured.
So if you did research in this field or know about such studies I would appreciate it very much if you could point me to such publications.

Thank you very much
Simone Broehl

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