***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****
I am looking for any references for studies incorporating network measures
and analysis into case studies of organizations (especially dealing with
knowledge, innovation, sense-making, or meaning). I searched the SOCNET
archive and found little.
I am doing research now in which I have longitudinal network data on the
relationship among company members on 4 separate companies (n=32). I also
have archival data, personal reflections, and some interview data. I am
doing an exploratory study of the evolving relationship between network
characteristics of actors and also of whole networks to a range of
knowledge/innovation/meaning questions. I would like to integrate a close
reading of network properties and dynamics with something like a "mini"
enthnogrpahy of what happened on the ground over time.
For example,questions I ask myself as I sift through this data include:
What happens to actors who by virtue of filling holes broker ideas? Does
brokering centralize them?
Do some sub-group constellations seem to be better able to negotiate the
exploration/exploitation trade off?
Any good leads?
Visiting Assistant Professor
[log in to unmask]
"There is nothing so practical as a good theory." Kurt Lewin
SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social
network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send
an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line
UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.