States of connectivity: New questions and new directions

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Arran Caza, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: A recent article in Organization Studies used in its title the term ‘constant connectivity’. Though we commonly think of connectivity as ‘constant’, temporal intermittency and actor agency make connectivity seldom, if ever, constant. Reflecting on studies of connectivity highlights the growing importance of recognizing and defining ‘states’ of connectivity. Several states of connectivity are reviewed, namely: hypo-connectivity, hyper-connectivity, requisite and optimal connectivity (‘flow’). As an organizational resource, understanding various states of connectivity is critical to future research. More empirical work is needed to determine how the volume of connectivity makes a difference to performance and other outcomes.

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Organization Studies, 33(2), 267-273.
Language: English
Date: 2012
connectivity, flow, hyper-connectivity, hypo-connectivity, requisite connectivity

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