Organizing a precarious black box: An actor-network account of the Atlantic Schools of Business, 1980-2006

  • Organizing a black box
  • Ryan T. MacNeil, Albert J. Mills
  • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l Administration, May 2015, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/cjas.1317

Social network data analysis meets actor network theory

Why is it important?

In this paper we reveal the potential fusion of ANT with SNA as a method for dealing with large qualitative datasets over long periods of time.


Professor Albert James Mills
Saint Mary's University

While earlier ANT research used ethnography to “follow the actors” in the production of organization/knowledge, more recent studies use archival sources to examine developments over time. We extend the latter approach using qualitative social network analysis (SNA) and apply this to a case study of the Atlantic Schools of Business (ASB).

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