Kuşaklararası değişimin örgütlerarası ağ düzenekleri yapılanmasına etkisi
Erdem Tuzlukaya, Şule
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This Ph.D. dissertation aims to clarify the issues relating to the evolution of networks. In the literature on the Social Network Theory, there is a lack of dynamic perspective. In particular, the salient feature in the wide literature pertaining to the antecedents and outcomes of networks is that the studies handling the structure and positions of actors of networks with a static approach are numerous. The result of this is that the focus point of theoretical and empirical studies is unilateral; and the issue of change usually remains outside the focus in network studies. In consideration of this shortcoming, this thesis study, investigates the interorganizational network structuring through the concept of change, which is overlooked in network theory research. By focusing on static properties of networks, it is possible to obtain limited information. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to analyze networks from a dynamic perspective and to assess how the networks have evolved. A prominent reason for the issue of change to receive less attention in the social network studies is the need for data obtained from long-term and longitudinal analyses to conduct such research. In this regard, with the aim to contribute to the literature by filling such gap, this research has been structured on the basis of the main proposition that the evolution of the dominant economic actors and boards of directors in organizations, in other words, the intergenerational changes in organizations, would alter the characteristics of network relations at the interorganizational level. An important contribution of this study is to provide an explanation to the evolution of the network structures and the positions of actors in particular. Considering change of network structures, connections of previous and current network structures are in an interpenetrated state. Organizations make an important impact on network structures when they hand down all their interactions and experiences on previous network structures the next generations. In this vein, for testing the hypotheses of this study, first of all large family businesses that have reached their third generation are chosen. Accordingly, of these organizations, the interorganizational network relations of the representatives of the first, second and third generations are identified. Afterwards, the dominant economic actors representing each generation were compared. The results supported the main hypotheses and the objective of this study. Results of the analysis support suggestions of the study and reveal that intergenerational change in V organizations have an impact on the change of characteristics of interorganizational network structures. It is found that intergenerational change in organizations reduces the rate of strong relations at the interorganizational level; intergenerational change increases the number of brokers in network relations at the interorganizational level; the ratio of the positioning of the members of the Board of Directors at the center in the network as well as the ratio of brokerage increase.