Understanding business networks from a mixed network and system ontology position
作者: Frans Prenkert
作者单位: 1School of Business, Örebro University , Örebro, Sweden
刊名: IMP Journal, 2017, Vol.11 (2), pp.301-326
来源数据库: Emerald Journal
DOI: 10.1108/IMP-12-2015-0066
关键词: Complex adaptive systemsAgent-based modellingNetwork boundariesCausal networksEncapsulationNetwork ontology
原始语种摘要: Purpose(#br)The purpose of this paper is to highlight the ontological implications of combining network and system ontology to conceptualize industrial networks as the empirical manifestations of complex adaptive economic systems. (#br)Design/methodology/approach(#br)This paper contributes with a systematic discussion on how network and system ontology can be combined to produce better understandings of business networks. It also provides a review of the state-of-the art research literature on the topic as a starting point for the discussion. (#br)Findings(#br)Findings indicate that networks may be enclosed in each other constituting sub- and supra-networks comprising increasing complexity. In these cases, sub-networks that are black-boxed can be seen as entities in themselves producing...
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  • system 
  • methodological 方法论的
  • empirical 经验的
  • papers 证件
  • ontology 本体论
  • network 网络
  • black 炭黑
  • mixed 混合的
  • research 
  • methodology 方法学