Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2006
Public Administration Review
Volume 66, Issue 4, pages 619–622, July|August 2006
How to Cite
Roberts, N. and Thompson, F. (2006), “Netcentric” Organization. Public Administration Review, 66: 619–622. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2006.00621.x
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There is an inherent contradiction between the basic building block of most nonmarket productive relationships—hierarchy—and the netcentric vision inspired by the architecture of modern information technology, especially the World Wide Web. This contradiction is explored by David Alberts and Richard Hayes in their book Power to the Edge: Command … Control … in the Information Age. The question has not yet been resolved.