Good health and the bridging of structural holes

@article{Cornwell2009GoodHA,
  title={Good health and the bridging of structural holes},
  author={Benjamin Cornwell},
  journal={Social networks},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={92-103}
}
Bridges that span structural holes are often explained in terms of the entrepreneurial personalities or rational motivations of brokers, or structural processes that lead to the intersection of social foci. I argue that the existence and use of bridges in interpersonal networks also depends on individuals' health. Poor health may make it more difficult to withstand the pressures and to execute some of the common tasks associated with bridging (e.g., brokerage). I examine this possibility using… CONTINUE READING
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