Title: A method for linkage analysis

Authors: Tugrul Temel

Addresses: International Service for National Agricultural Research, P.O. Box 93375, 2509 AJ, The Hague, The Netherlands

Abstract: This paper introduces a simple method to characterise linkages among organisations in a system. Data required are collected by a questionnaire with scaled answers. This method can be applied to determine dominant and subordinate organisations, identify critical linkages among them, and give insights into linkage mechanisms to be established. Having accomplished these, decision makers will be in a position to design formal rules and procedures that facilitate the emergence of linkages desired.

Keywords: linkage analysis; survey evaluation; graph theory; organisational hierarchies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2004.004158

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2004 Vol.20 No.4, pp.188 - 192

Published online: 10 May 2004 *

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