Networks, Fields and Organizations: Micro-Dynamics, Scale and Cohesive Embeddings

@article{White2004NetworksFA,
  title={Networks, Fields and Organizations: Micro-Dynamics, Scale and Cohesive Embeddings},
  author={Douglas R. White and Jason Owen-Smith and James Moody and Walter W. Powell},
  journal={Computational \& Mathematical Organization Theory},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={95-117}
}
Social action is situated in fields that are simultaneously composed of interpersonal ties and relations among organizations, which are both usefully characterized as social networks. We introduce a novel approach to distinguishing different network macro-structures in terms of cohesive subsets and their overlaps. We develop a vocabulary that relates different forms of network cohesion to field properties as opposed to organizational constraints on ties and structures. We illustrate differences… Expand
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