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The network characteristics, the dimensions of network ties, the characteristics of network ties and their impact on managerial effectiveness

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The network characteristics, the dimensions of network ties, the characteristics of network ties and their impact on managerial effectiveness

Piron, Marie-Christine (2000) The network characteristics, the dimensions of network ties, the characteristics of network ties and their impact on managerial effectiveness. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study investigates the impact of network characteristics--size and density--on managerial effectiveness as evaluated by 360-degree performance feedback appraisal. It further examines the mediating impact of network types such as information, advice, friendship, career support and cooperation as well as the impact on the relationships between ties of variables such as rank, frequency of interaction and intimacy. Data was collected from 254 middle-level managers in various organizations in the United States. Surveys were distributed to managers in order to identify the ties within their network, to gather demographic data on each of the ties mentioned and to determine the true nature of these relationships. Several hypotheses were then tested using regression analyses. Although this study contributes to a general understanding of some of the important issues with respect to the effect of networks on managerial effectiveness, a link was not established between managerial effectiveness and the number of ties within a network, the density of a network, or the dimensions or the structural characteristics of a network. The implications of these results are discussed.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Piron, Marie-Christine
Pagination:iv, 116 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.Sc.Admin.)
Program:John Molson School of Business
Date:2000
Thesis Supervisor(s):Brutus, Stephane
ID Code:1044
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:16
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:18
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