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Creating Value with Knowledge: Insights from the IBM Institute for Business Value

Eric Lesser and Lawrence Prusak (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195165128
eISBN:
9780199835751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165128.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The mid-1990s saw the rise of an important movement: a recognition that organizational knowledge, in its various forms and attributes, could be an important source of competitive advantage in the ... More


Networks in Opposition: Linking Organizations through Activists in the Polish People's Republic

Maryjane Osa

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Explores changes in the informal networks of overlapping memberships between opposition organizations in Poland between the 1960s and the 1980s. When civic organizations are subject to severe ... More


The Power Center of the Local State: The County and Prefectural Governments

Ben Hillman

in Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789363
eISBN:
9780804791618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789363.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter Four examines the hidden sinews of political power in the local state by examining the role of patronage networks in county and prefecture government. The chapter explains the origin of ... More


“Most Respected Comrade . . .”: Informal Networks in the Stalinist Music World

Kiril Tomoff

in Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.003.0011
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter addresses the ubiquitous unofficial networks, primarily of patronage, that permeated the official bureaucracy. In the 1930s and 1940s, an elaborate bureaucratic apparatus emerged to ... More


Volunteering

Peter Hart

in The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208068
eISBN:
9780191677892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses why people joined the Volunteers and how some of the Volunteers became guerrillas, exploring the experiences, networks, and loyalties that shaped them. Volunteers regarded ... More


Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Anna L. Bailey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

In 2009, the Russian government launched a much-publicized new initiative to tackle excessive alcohol consumption. This has subsequently been presented in simplistic terms as a top–down ... More


The Judo Gang: Informal Networks and Perceptions of Power

Anna L. Bailey

in Politics under the Influence: Vodka and Public Policy in Putin's Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724374
eISBN:
9781501724381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724374.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The formal state ownership of alcohol production assets detailed in chapter 4 was far from the only way in which economic interests and alcohol policymaking collided under Putin. This chapter ... More


The Importance of Unofficial Contacts

Barbara Bombi

in Anglo-Papal Relations in the Early Fourteenth Century: A Study in Medieval Diplomacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198729150
eISBN:
9780191795879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729150.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter investigates how in the later Middle Ages the English crown also actively cultivated unofficial contacts at the papal curia thanks to networks of ‘friends’ and ‘protégés’. During the ... More


Citizen, State, and Social Welfare in Britain 1830–1990

Geoffrey Finlayson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227601
eISBN:
9780191678752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227601.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book presents an analysis of social welfare in Britain from 1830 until the present day. The book explores the changing relationship between voluntarism and the state throughout this period, ... More


Support Networks and Structural Challenges

Susan L. Miller

in Journeys: Resilience and Growth for Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520286085
eISBN:
9780520961463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286085.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 5 extends the issues discussed in the previous two chapters and explores women’s use of informal and formal support networks. It also describes the structural challenges women confront, such ... More


The Underground Book Railroad Material Dimensions of Reading

Megan Sweeney

in Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833520
eISBN:
9781469604367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898352_sweeney.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the phrase “the Underground Book Railroad,” used to describe the informal networks through which prisoners share books. The Underground Book Railroad serves as a crucial ... More


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