As modern organizations continue to become more complex and collaboration takes an increasing role, understanding the combined effect of formal and informal structure will be key to good management. As a result, socio-cognitive balance theory and other social network theories will become increasingly important, and business organizations will be an important testing ground for the application and development of such theories.
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