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The Strength of Weak Ties
Analysis of social networks is suggested as a tool for linking micro and macro levels of sociological theory. The procedure is illustrated by elaboration of the macro implications of one aspect ofExpand
Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness
How behavior and institutions are affected by social relations is one of the classic questions of social theory. This paper concerns the extent to which economic action is embedded in structures ofExpand
The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited
of Ph.D. dissertation, University of Haifa, Israel.
Threshold Models of Collective Behavior
Models of collective behavior are developed for situations where actors have two alternatives and the costs and/or benefits of each depend on how many other actors choose which alternative. The keyExpand
Getting a Job: A Study of Contacts and Careers
Preface to the Second Edition Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Pt. 1: Toward Causal Models Ch. 1: "Job Search" and Economic Theory Ch. 2: Contacts and Their Information Ch. 3: The Dynamics ofExpand
The Impact of Social Structure on Economic Outcomes
S ocial structure, especially in the form of social networks, affects economic outcomes for three main reasons. First, social networks affect the flow and the quality of information. Much informationExpand
Economic Action and Social Structure: the Problem of Embeddedness
The concept of embeddedness has general applicability in the study of economic life and can alter theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of economic behaviors. Argues that in modernExpand
Coase Revisited: Business Groups in the Modern Economy
Ronald Coase's celebrated query as to why economic actors typically aggregate into entities called 'firms' rather than transacting as individuals in a market has engendered a vigorous stream ofExpand
Economic Institutions as Social Constructions: A Framework for Analysis
Institutional economics has moved from a position, earlier in the twentieth century, of drawing eclectically on several other disciplines, to a stance of building its arguments almost entirely out ofExpand