DTP-070: Understanding and Leading Porous Network Organizations: An Analysis Based on the 7-S Model

DTP-070By: Paul T. Bartone and Linton Wells II

This paper evaluates STAR-TIDES , an organization seeking to develop and share knowledge and technologies to enhance the capacity of disparate groups to respond effectively to disasters and humanitarian crises. Analyzing STAR-TIDES as a porous network organization, it applies an organizational analysis tool known as the “7-S framework” to clarify some of the key issues that must be addressed for such organizations to be effective and adaptive.

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