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Paper info: AVOIDING TRIADIC REDUCTIONISM: SERIAL TETRADS - A USEFUL CONCEPT FOR STUDYING CONNECTED RELATIONSHIPS?

Title


AVOIDING TRIADIC REDUCTIONISM: SERIAL TETRADS - A USEFUL CONCEPT FOR STUDYING CONNECTED RELATIONSHIPS?

Authors


Ann-Charlott Pedersen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norway
Ann-Charlott Pedersen and
Elsebeth Holmen
Norwegian School of Information Technology
Norway
Elsebeth Holmen

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 16th IMP-conference in Bath, U.K in 2000.

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Abstract


This paper focuses on the concept of 'connection' in the Industrial Network Approach. Theconcept of 'triad' has been proposed in order to overcome 'dyadic reductionism'. However,use of 'triads' seems to impose some limitations on further theory development. The conceptof 'serial tetrads' is proposed in order to avoid 'triadic reductionism'.