Social Networks and Information Systems: Ongoing and Future Research Streams

  • Harri O
  • Kalle L
  • Youngjin Y
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We review reasons for the increased interest in network analyses in organization studies and information research. We also note the impact of new information technology capabilities for this increase in terms of improvements in analysis techniques, new ways to generate and maintain connections within and between social units, and new social connection-focused IT capabilities. We also review main streams of network-based analyses in information system research. We conclude by making some propositions for future research in information systems and networks, and summarize the main contributions made in this special issue. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of the Association for Information Systems is the property of Association for Information Systems and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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  • CLIQUES (Sociology)
  • INFORMATION resources management
  • INFORMATION technology -- Social aspects
  • SOCIAL groups
  • SOCIAL networks
  • SOCIOLOGICAL research
  • information technology
  • network analysis
  • networks
  • research challenges

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  • Oinas-Kukkonen Harri

  • Lyytinen Kalle

  • Yoo Youngjin

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