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Information Flow in Research and Development Laboratories

Thomas J. Allen and Stephen I. Cohen
Administrative Science Quarterly
Vol. 14, No. 1 (Mar., 1969), pp. 12-19
DOI: 10.2307/2391357
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2391357
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Abstract

Technical communication patterns in two research and development laboratories were examined using modified sociometric techniques. The structure of technical communication networks in the two laboratories results from the interaction of both social relations and work structure. The sociometric "stars" in the technical communication network who provide other members of the organization with information either make greater use of individuals outside the organization or read the literature more than other members of the laboratory.

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