(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Virtual departments, power, and location in different organizational settings

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SYMONS F. (1) ;
(1) Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Univ., Newcastle upon Tyne, ROYAUME-UNI


The electronic space of the virtual department is where tasks related to production function are integrated during reengineering processes, establishing new relationships among hierarchy, location, and power. The study assesses whether the virtual department breaks down or reinforces vertical chains and levels of command spanning many locations within an organizational hierarchy. Reeingineering processes reinforce older hierarchical and spatial structures. They reproduce hierarchical human relations in electronic space, contributing to the formation of heierarchical levels of network access


Article of periodic

published at : Economic geography / ISSN 0013-0095

Editor : Clark University, Worcester, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1925)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 73, no4 [pp. 427-444]

Bibliographic references : 22 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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