Managerial Essays on Social Networks

October 27, 2008
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A re-posting on the Value Networks blog of a list of research centers in social network analysis reminded me to take a look at what’s happening at the University of Kentucky’s International Research Center on Social Networks in Business which nabbed Steve Borgatti away from Boston a year and a half ago. I noticed a few “managerial essays” that I hadn’t seen before that Steve has written and that are now posted.

Steve’s essay on Facilitating Knowl


A re-posting on the Value Networks blog of a list of research centers in social network analysis reminded me to take a look at what’s happening at the University of Kentucky’s International Research Center on Social Networks in Business which nabbed Steve Borgatti away from Boston a year and a half ago. I noticed a few “managerial essays” that I hadn’t seen before that Steve has written and that are now posted.

Steve’s essay on Facilitating Knowledge Flows provides definitions of centralization, density, core/periphery, and also a term new to me, multiplexity (the the extent to which one kind of tie between two people is accompanied by another kind of tie between the same two people).

Creating Knowledge: Network Structure and Innovation illustrates network structures for innovation, and
Selecting a Team Leader is a short and powerful reminder of how network position can be a predictor of a team’s success.

I miss seeing Steve around Boston and here in my home town of Harvard.