Collaborative Network Organizations: New Technical, Managerial and Social Infrastructures to Capture the Value of Distributed Intelligence

36 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2008 Last revised: 3 Dec 2015

William H. Dutton

Michigan State University - Quello Center

Date Written: November 17, 2008

Abstract

Arguing that distributed problem solving networks (DSPN) reconfigure information and communication flows in ways that can enhance the communicative power of networked individuals that span geographical and organizational boundaries in ways that create challenges for firms and organizations that seek to capture the value of DSPNs.

Paper prepared for presentation at the EPSRC Workshop on 'Managing for Usability: Challenges and Opportunities for e-Science Project Management', at the Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford, 10-11 April 2008.

Keywords: distributed problem solving networks, internet, network, crowd sourcing, problem solving, organization, knowledge, collaboration, digital networks, information sharing

Suggested Citation

Dutton, William H., Collaborative Network Organizations: New Technical, Managerial and Social Infrastructures to Capture the Value of Distributed Intelligence (November 17, 2008). OII DPSN Working Paper No. 5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1302893 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1302893

William H. Dutton (Contact Author)

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