Cohesion , equivalence , and similarity of behavior : a theoretical and empirical assessment *

@inproceedings{Mizruchi2002CohesionE,
  title={Cohesion , equivalence , and similarity of behavior : a theoretical and empirical assessment *},
  author={Mark S. Mizruchi},
  year={2002}
}
Network analysts have debated the extent to which cohesion versus structural equivalence serves as a source of similar behavior among actors. More recently, role equivalence has emerged as an alternative to structural equivalence. Using data on the contribution patterns of corporate political action committees, I examine the effect of various indicators of cohesion, structural equivalence, and role equivalence on the extent to which firms behave similarly. Although various operationalizations… CONTINUE READING