Network, stakeholder theory and deliberative democracy

Par Yvon Pesqueux
Network organization has been described as a difficult concept in organizational science as its practical forms are multiple and disparate; it is therefore important to provide a basis for this assumption. Network organization cannot be meaningful unless it is considered in its related political context; therefore the contours that should be examined are those of the “free-market moment”. This examination will proceed along two lines of argument: i) the reference to the stakeholder theory; ii)the possible connections between “network” and “deliberative democracy”. In this way, network organization can be described as a place for cautious deliberation.
JEL Codes: G32, M14
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