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Social Interactions in the Workplace: Homophily and Structure in a Formal Organization

Maseli, Nor Aqilah and Abu Bakar, Hassan (2018) Social Interactions in the Workplace: Homophily and Structure in a Formal Organization. In: SMMTC Postgraduate Symposium 2018, 18-19 March 2018, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Social interactions are crucial at both an organizational and individual level such as collaboration. Homophily among employee arises from both individual preferences and selective opportunities for interaction in workplace. The purpose of this article is to outline how social interaction occur in a formal organizational structure with its job task requirement because we believed thatindividual will choose their interaction partners within business units, job function and offices. This leads us to expect to find a higher proportion of homophilous interactions within these organizational structures than across their boundaries

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: e-ISBN 978-967-0910-77-2 Organized by: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication (SMMTC) Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplace interaction, homophily, organizational structure, spatial distance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2019 01:12
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2019 01:12

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