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Connections

International Network for Social Network Analysis

Subject: Multidisciplinary - Social Sciences

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ISSN: 0226-1766

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Networks of Canadian Business Elites: Historical Corporate Interlock Networks circa 1912
Strategic and Genetic Networking: Relational Endowment in a Local Cultural Offer
A Visual Data Collection Method: German Local Parties and Associations

VOLUME 40 , ISSUE 1 (Jun 2020) - List of articles

Hairball Buster: A Graph Triage Method for Viewing and Comparing Graphs

Patrick Allen/ Mark Matties/ Elisha Peterson

Abstract Hairball buster (HB) (also called node-neighbor centrality or NNC) is an approach to graph analytic triage that uses simple calculations and visualization to quickly understand and compare graphs. Rather than displaying highly interconnected graphs as ‘hairballs’ that are difficult to understand, HB provides a simple standard visual representation of a graph and its metrics, combining a monotonically decreasing curve of node metrics with indicators of each node’s neighbors’ metrics. The(..)

DOI: 10.21307/connections-2019.009

Comparing Gender Homophily among the Multilayer Media Social Networks of Face-to-Face, Instant Messenger and Social Networking Services: A Case Study of a High School Classroom

Naoki Maejima

Abstract In which social worlds does gender homophily operate more strongly – offline or online? To address this question, the following two aspects must be considered. First, people currently use many types of online communication media. Second, to examine the homophily effects exclusively, it is necessary to control for other network formation mechanisms such as ‘foci’ and ‘triadic closure.’ For this study, I conducted a mixed-method research in a high school in rural Japan. I asked students a(..)

DOI: 10.21307/connections-2019.014

Commentary: How to do personal network surveys: from name generators to statistical modeling

Isidro Maya-Jariego

Abstract The book “Conducting Personal Network Research” is a conceptual and methodological introduction to the structural study of personal networks. It is part of a series of recent monographs that have begun to systematize the knowledge generated in this area in recent decades (Crossley et al., 2015; McCarty et al., 2019; Perry et al., 2018). In this case, the authors have dedicated a large part of their career to the empirical investigation of the interpersonal relationships, interaction con(..)

DOI: 10.21307/connections-2019.015

Academic Collaboration via Resource Contributions: An Egocentric Dataset

Michał Bojanowski,/ Dominika Czerniawska/ Wojciech Fenrich

Abstract In order to understand scientists’ incentives to form collaborative relations, we have conducted a study looking into academically relevant resources, which scientists contribute into collaborations with others. The data we describe in this paper are an egocentric dataset assembled by coding originally qualitative material. It is 40 multiplex ego networks containing data on individual attributes (such as gender, scientific degree), collaboration ties (including alter–alter ties), and re(..)

DOI: 10.21307/connections-2019.010

Clients’ outcomes from providers’ networks: the role of relational exclusivity and complementary capabilities

Denis Trapido/ Francesca Pallotti/ Alessandro Lomi

Abstract Organizations have leeway in how much they employ their network relations to the benefit of their clients. When do they do so more rather than less? Relying on research on trust and knowledge absorption, the authors suggest that providers’ network relations generate better outcomes for their clients when these relations are concentrated in a limited, exclusive set of partners. The authors argue that providers’ relational exclusivity benefits clients because it facilitates the awareness (..)

DOI: 10.21307/connections-2019.011

The contingent effect of work roles on brokerage in professional organizations

Anssi Smedlund/ Emily W. Choi

Abstract In this paper, we consider whether brokerage in an intra-organizational communication network and type of work role interact to predict individual performance in a professional organization. The independent–interdependent nature of work roles is considered a key factor in structural contingency theory, but is yet to be studied in relation to brokerage. We propose that a brokerage position has a joint effect on performance along with work role in a study of organization-wide communicatio(..)

DOI: 10.21307/connections-2019.012

Embarked on social processes (the rivers) in dynamic and multilevel networks (the boats)

Emmanuel Lazega

Abstract This paper is the written text underlying the keynote presentation at the Sunbelt XXXVIII in Utrecht, 2018. It presents a neo-structural approach to social processes in the organizational society and the usefulness of the analyses of multilevel networks to understand how we navigate these processes and are made aware of them when we face cooperation dilemmas. Empirical illustrations look at how multilevel networks and relational infrastructures are useful to research a process such as c(..)

DOI: 10.21307/connections-2019.013

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