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Social Capital

Social Capital Author Nan Lin
ISBN-10 052152167X
Release 2002-05-20
Pages 278
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Social Resources and Social Action explains the importance of using social connections and social relations in achieving goals. Social capital, or resources accessed through such connections and relations, is critical (along with human capital, or what a person or organization actually possesses) in achieving goals for individuals, social groups, organizations, and communities. The book introduces a theory which forcefully argues and shows why "it is who you know," as well as "what you know" that makes a difference in life and society.

Social Capital

Social Capital Author Nan Lin
ISBN-10 0202368947
Release 2001
Pages 333
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Leading scholars in the field of social networks from diverse disciplines present the first systematic and comprehensive collection of current theories and empirical research on the informal connections that individuals have for support, help, and information from other people. Expanding on concepts originally formulated by Pierre Bourdieu and James Coleman, this seminal work will find an essential place with educators and students in the fields of social networks, rational choice theory, institutions, and the socioeconomics of poverty, labor markets, social psychology, and race. The volume is divided into three parts. The first segment clarifies social capital as a concept and explores its theoretical and operational bases. Additional segments provide brief accounts that place the development of social capital in the context of the family of capital theorists, and identify some critical but controversial perspectives and statements regarding social capital in the literature. The editors then make the argument for the network perspective, why and how such a perspective can clarify controversies and advance our understanding of a whole range of instrumental and expressive outcomes. Social Capital further provides a forum for ongoing research programs initiated by social scientists working at the crossroads of formal theory and new methods. These scholars and programs share certain understandings and approaches in their analyses of social capital. They argue that social networks are the foundation of social capital. Social networks simultaneously capture individuals and social structure, thus serving as a vital conceptual link between actions and structural constraints, between micro- and macro-level analyses, and between relational and collective dynamic processes. They are further cognizant of the dual significance of the "structural" features of the social networks and the "resources" embedded in the networks as defining elements of social capital. Nan Lin is professor of sociology, Duke University. Karen Cook is Ray Lyman Wilber Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Stanford University. Ronald S. Burt is Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Structural Holes

Structural Holes Author Ronald S. Burt
ISBN-10 9780674029095
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 324
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Structural Holes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Structural Holes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Structural Holes book for free.

Social Capital

Social Capital Author David Halpern
ISBN-10 9780745625478
Release 2005
Pages 388
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This work presents an introduction to the concept of social capital - a term which refers to the social networks, informal structures and norms that facilitate individual and collective action.

Social Capital

Social Capital Author John Field
ISBN-10 9780415257534
Release 2003
Pages 165
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This is an indispensable introduction to the topic which explains the theoretical underpinning of the subject, the empirical work that has been done to explore its operation and the effect that it has had on policy making."--Jacket.

The Handbook of Social Capital

The Handbook of Social Capital Author Dario Castiglione
ISBN-10 9780199271238
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 722
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The study of social capital is one of the most exciting recent developments in the social sciences. It has rapidly become a powerful concept in the vocabulary of the social sciences, influenced new research programmes in politics, economics, and the social sciences in general, and established itself in public discourse. As the idea of social capital has spread, the literature about it has increased exponentially. After twenty years it is time for a more consideredand critical assessment of its meaning and its standing as a key concept of social research. The Handbook offers a comprehensive view of social capital studies. Written by some of the main experts in the fields, who have been asked to take a fresh look at various aspects of the concept and of theempirical literatures, it is both an authoritative, critical, and innovative introduction to the study of social capital.

Understanding Social Networks

Understanding Social Networks Author Charles Kadushin
ISBN-10 9780199920815
Release 2012-01-02
Pages 264
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Despite the swift spread of social network concepts and their applications and the rising use of network analysis in social science, there is no book that provides a thorough general introduction for the serious reader. Understanding Social Networks fills that gap by explaining the big ideas that underlie the social network phenomenon. Written for those interested in this fast moving area but who are not mathematically inclined, it covers fundamental concepts, then discusses networks and their core themes in increasing order of complexity. Kadushin demystifies the concepts, theories, and findings developed by network experts. He selects material that serves as basic building blocks and examples of best practices that will allow the reader to understand and evaluate new developments as they emerge. Understanding Social Networks will be useful to social scientists who encounter social network research in their reading, students new to the network field, as well as managers, marketers, and others who constantly encounter social networks in their work.

Generalized Blockmodeling

Generalized Blockmodeling Author Patrick Doreian
ISBN-10 0521840856
Release 2005
Pages 384
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This book provides an integrated treatment of blockmodeling, the most frequently used technique in social network analysis. It secures its mathematical foundations and then generalizes blockmodeling for the analysis of many types of network structures. Examples are used throughout the text and include small group structures, little league baseball teams, intra-organizational networks, inter-organizational networks, baboon grooming networks, marriage ties of noble families, trust networks, signed networks, Supreme Court decisions, journal citation networks, and alliance networks. Also provided is an integrated treatment of algebraic and graph theoretic concepts for network analysis and a broad introduction to cluster analysis. These formal ideas are the foundations for the authors' proposal for direct optimizational approaches to blockmodeling which yield blockmodels that best fit the data, a measure of fit that is integral to the establishment of blockmodels, and creates the potential for many generalizations and a deductive use of blockmodeling.

Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek

Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek Author Wouter de Nooy
ISBN-10 9780521841733
Release 2005-01-10
Pages 334
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The first textbook on social network analysis integrating theory, applications, and professional software.

Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Social Perspectives in Mental Health Author Jerry Tew
ISBN-10 9781843102205
Release 2005
Pages 240
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This comprehensive volume offers a whole new practice framework that helps to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. The book presents a wide range of the social and political dimensions of mental health and distress.

Neighbor Networks

Neighbor Networks Author Ronald S. Burt
ISBN-10 9780191610097
Release 2010-01-14
Pages 410
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There is a moral to this book, a bit of Confucian wisdom often ignored in social network analysis: "Worry not that no one knows you, seek to be worth knowing." This advice is contrary to the usual social network emphasis on securing relations with well-connected people. Neighbor Networks examines the cases of analysts, bankers, and managers, and finds that rewards, in fact, do go to people with well-connected colleagues. Look around your organization. The individuals doing well tend to be affiliated with well-connected colleagues. However, the advantage obvious to the naked eye is misleading. It disappears when an individual's own characteristics are held constant. Well-connected people do not have to affiliate with people who have nothing to offer. This book shows that affiliation with well-connected people adds stability but no advantage to a person's own connections. Advantage is concentrated in people who are themselves well connected. This book is a trail of argument and evidence that leads to the conclusion that individuals make a lot of their own network advantage. The social psychology of networks moves to center stage and personal responsibility emerges as a key theme. In the end, the social is affirmed, but with an emphasis on individual agency and the social psychology of networks. The research gives new emphasis to Coleman's initial image of social capital as a forcing function for human capital. This book is for academics and researchers of organizational and network studies interested in a new angle on familiar data, and as a supplemental reading in graduate courses on social networks, stratification, or organizations. A variety of research settings are studied, and diverse theoretical perspectives are taken. The book's argument and evidence are supported by ample appendices for readers interested in background details.

Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analysis Author Stanley Wasserman
ISBN-10 9781139788618
Release 1994-11-25
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Social network analysis is used widely in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as in economics, marketing, and industrial engineering. The social network perspective focuses on relationships among social entities and is an important addition to standard social and behavioral research, which is primarily concerned with attributes of the social units. Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications reviews and discusses methods for the analysis of social networks with a focus on applications of these methods to many substantive examples. It is a reference book that can be used by those who want a comprehensive review of network methods, or by researchers who have gathered network data and want to find the most appropriate method by which to analyze it. It is also intended for use as a textbook as it is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the methodology and applications of the field.

The Human Factor in Social Capital Management

The Human Factor in Social Capital Management Author Paul C. Manning
ISBN-10 9781784415839
Release 2015-02-13
Pages 288
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This book covers the management of social capital processes as they are accomplished-understood, experienced and shaped-by owner-managers. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of management processes, and to contribute to a greater congruence between lived social capital perspectives and experiences, and theoretical and empirical literature.

Exponential Random Graph Models for Social Networks

Exponential Random Graph Models for Social Networks Author Dean Lusher
ISBN-10 9780521193566
Release 2012-11-19
Pages 336
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This book provides an account of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of exponential random graph models (ERGMs).

Social Structure

Social Structure Author Charles Crothers
ISBN-10 9781136185182
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 160
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Crothers's book provides a thorough introduction to the idea of social structure. He examines the meanings of the term, the history of its usage within sociology and looks at the more recent developments in thinking on social structure.

Social Capital and Entrepreneurship

Social Capital and Entrepreneurship Author Phillip Kim
ISBN-10 1933019107
Release 2005
Pages 52
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Social Capital and Entrepreneurship concludes by examining the tension between the properties of social networks used in entrepreneurship researchers' models and the limited perspective on networks available to practicing entrepreneurs.

Structure Culture and History

Structure  Culture  and History Author Sing C. Chew
ISBN-10 0847698378
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 344
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This book offers the newest research developments and theory in the re-emerging field of structural analysis. The first section provides an overview and appraisal of the history and future of structural analysis. Subsequent sections focus on culture, historical processes, and macro-micro level interactions. The book's synthetic essays take a variety of forms dealing with structural levels of analysis, agency and structure, multidimensional views of social structure, and theory integration. Visit our website for sample chapters!