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Managing a Network

  • Reima SuomiEmail author
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Abstract

Structures are meant to be rather long lasting and permanent; they should be simple and easy to manage. Networkson the contraryare usually, by definition, dynamic and complex. How can networks be given structure, and how can the best characteristics of structures be implemented in networks while, at the same time, not losing the best characteristics of networks? For a long time, the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) has been a testing ground and a platform for building a dynamic, novel network for innovation and new knowledge, which balances on the edge between over- and under-structuring. This article discusses the concepts of networks, structure and complexity and gives examples on how these interplay in the case of ERCIS.

Keywords

Structures Networks Management ERCIS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TurkuTurkuFinland

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