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Acknowledgements: We want to thank the Santa Fe Institute for providing the venue where these ideas were initially discussed and much of the work was done. We are especially grateful to John Padgett, organizer of the States and Markets group at SFI for his support and insights. We have benefited from comments from the audience at seminars We are indebted to(More)
Acknowledgements: We want to thank the Santa Fe Institute for providing the venue where these ideas were initially discussed and much of the work was done. We are especially grateful to John Padgett, organizer of the States and Markets group at SFI for his support and insights. We have benefited from comments from the audience at seminars are indebted to(More)
One of the debates surrounding social network analysis has been whether it consists of a method or a theory. Is network analysis merely a cluster of techniques for analyzing the structure of social relationships, or does it constitute a broader conceptual framework, theoretical orientation, or even philosophy of life? In an article two decades ago(More)
Acknowledgements: We are very grateful for the stimulating criticism and support we have received over a number of years about this research from We especially thank Richard Goldthwaite. His detailed and constructive criticisms were an inspiration, because of the erudition and lifetime of archival labor upon which they rested. We also thank the participants(More)
1 The authors gratefully acknowledge a series of small grants from the Social Science Division of the University of Chicago, which helped in the collection of data. The Santa Fe Institute enthusiastically gave intellectual and research support to the first author. SFI is a creative environment in which to work. offered the kind gift of their services in(More)
currently in revise & resubmit status at American Journal of Sociology word count = 21,871 without footnotes; 28,371 with footnotes 1 The authors gratefully acknowledge a series of small grants from the Social Science Division of the University of Chicago, which helped in the collection of data, and a substantial grant from the Hewlett Foundation, which(More)
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