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Studies on online social relationships have focused on how Internet use is associated with sociability, but have not compared the quality of online with offline relationships. On the other hand, studies on adolescent friendship formation have used school samples disregarding the Internet as a new social context for it. We took a different approach, studying(More)
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Studies of the quality of online social relationships are divided in their conclusions regarding the strength of social ties. Early conceptualizations described the weakness of electronic media in supporting social ties. By contrast, others have emphasized the compensating character of the Internet for specific social groups. This study investigated(More)
Adolescents Abstract Studies on online social relationships have focused on how Internet use is associated with sociability, but have not compared the quality of online with offline relationships. On the other hand, studies on adolescent friendship formation have used school samples disregarding the Internet as a new social context for it. We took a(More)
This paper studies the effect of inter-industrial control on the survival of Israeli firms. It examines how relations between environments modify relations within environments. More specifically, this paper studies how the social organization of the competition at the aggregate level (industry) affects outcomes at the individual (firm) level. Using trade(More)
6 PREFACE This book is about connecting the fascinating and rapidly-evolving body of multidisciplinary work in Internet studies and the network society with the comparatively long-established body of work in the sociology of stratification. In particular, the goal of the book is to connect studies of digital divides (that is, unequal access to-and usage of(More)
This study explores logical and empirical implications of friendship and enmity in world politics by linking indirect international relations (e.g., " the enemy of my enemy, " " the enemy of my friend ") to direct relations (" my friend, " " my enemy "). The realist paradigm suggests that states ally against common enemies and thus states sharing common(More)
This study has a twofold goal. First, we examined perceptions of organizational politics as viewed by the academic staff in a public university. Second, we tested the potential mediating effect of perceptions of politics on the relationship between social capital and work outcomes. We surveyed 142 junior and senior faculty members of a large public Israeli(More)
Corporate Social Capital has been receiving increasing attention in recent study of organizations. In this paper we focus our attention on strategic orientation of firms and reveal the ways they are affected by the social structure in which they are embedded. We focus on the way strategic orientation is socially determined and diffused. Our empirical(More)
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