Title: Social compatibilities and competencies in network structures – a quantitative approach

Authors: Matthias Zimmermann, Tobias Teich, Thomas Burghardt, Hendrik Jahn

Addresses: Department of Information Management, Zwickau University of Applied Sciences of West-Saxony, PSF 201037, D-08012 Zwickau, Germany. ' Department of Information Management, Zwickau University of Applied Sciences of West-Saxony, PSF 201037, D-08012 Zwickau, Germany. ' Department of Economics, Chemnitz University of Technology, D-09107 Chemnitz, Germany. ' Department of Economics, Chemnitz University of Technology, D-09107 Chemnitz, Germany

Abstract: This paper is based on the knowledge that human beings increasingly play an important role in modern, networked and temporary work structures. This on the one hand refers to the competencies and on the other hand to his socio-cultural background. Based on that, a considerable potential is assumed in the optimisation of relationships to the partners which often act in the networks. Thus, a procedure was developed which uses several different established theories, models and methodologies from the fields of mathematics, psychology and competence research. Thereby, it is the target to provide an instrument for the decision maker by the help of which a statement can be made concerning the quality of a potential network. This is carried out largely in automated way, based on the parameters that need to be calculated in order to make the increasing complexity and reciprocal dependence of the partners and decisions controllable.

Keywords: competencies; social compatibility; extended value chain management; EVCM; theory of personal constructs; repertory grid technology; Q-analysis; first structure vector; second structure vector; length of chain; network structures; temporary work structures.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2008.019329

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2008 Vol.3 No.2, pp.127-141

Available online: 07 Jul 2008 *

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