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Structural Holes: The Social Structure of Competition.
The study analyzes the social structure of competition. It addresses the consequences of voids in relational and resource networks. Competitive behavior can be understood in terms of player access toExpand
Not So Different After All: A Cross-Discipline View Of Trust
Our task is to adopt a multidisciplinary view of trust within and between firms, in an effort to synthesize and give insight into a fundamental construct of organizational science. We seek to Expand
Structural Holes and Good Ideas1
  • R. Burt
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 September 2004
This article outlines the mechanism by which brokerage provides social capital. Opinion and behavior are more homogeneous within than between groups, so people connected across groups are moreExpand
The contingent value of social capital.
I present argument and evidence for a structural ecology of social capital that describes how the value of social capital to an individual is contingent on the number of people doing the same work.Expand
The Network Structure Of Social Capital
ABSTRACT This is a review of argument and evidence on the connection between social networks and social capital. My summary points are three: (1) Research and theory will better cumulate acrossExpand
Social Contagion and Innovation: Cohesion versus Structural Equivalence
  • R. Burt
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 May 1987
Two classes of network models are used to reanalyze a sociological classic often cited as evidence of social contagion in the diffusion of technological innovation: Medical Innovation. Debate betweenExpand
Structural Holes versus Network Closure as Social Capital
This chapter is about two network structures that have been argued to create social capital. The closure argument is that social capital is created by a network of strongly interconnected elements.Expand
The Social Structure of Competition
My starting point is this: A player brings capital to the competitive arena and walks away with profit determined by the rate of return where the capital was invested. The market production equationExpand
Brokerage and Closure: An Introduction to Social Capital
Introduction 1. The Social Capital of Structural Holes 2. Creativity and Learning 3. Closure, Trust, and Reputation 4. Closure, Echo, and Rigidity 5. Images of Equilibrium
Legitimacy affects returns to social capital. I begin with the network structure of social capital, explaining the information and control benefits of structural holes. The holes in a network areExpand