A collection of actors who are connected through patterns of interaction.
Networks, Structures and Systems


Action Network
All of the actors related to an initiative; from the initiators to those who must move to make it happen, and those who will be affected by it. They may or may not be aware of their part.
Networks, Structures and Systems

Steve Waddell introduced the term Global Action Network (GAN) for networks around initiatives that eventually provoke worldwide change, such as the acceptance of FSC wood (wood that is harvested along the guidelines for sustainable production of the Forest Stewardship Council).
Waddell, S. (2011): Global Action Research. Creating our future together. New York, Bocconi University Press.


Social Network
People who are connected and aware of it, and who somehow influence each other personally.
Networks, Structures and Systems