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Can anyone recommend any good scholarly articles (or applied
resources for that matter) that deal with the topic of what is the
"appropriate" level of network resilience / redundancy of contacts
from a group or organizational level?
For example, presume that an organization wants to optimize
collective social capital (from a network perspective - such as value
and uniqueness of external contacts held by those in the network) yet
at the same time ensure a healthy "memory" of core, useful external
contacts that survives turnover of individual members. It would seem
to me that "redundancy" (e.g., resilience) competes with betweenness
(a common network measure of individual social capital), so finding
the right balance might be difficult to quantify and vary from
situation to situation.
Is there any empirical observations or case studies for comparison?
I know Valdis did a bunch of work with internet backbones and the
like regarding resilience, but I was wondering if anyone recently
published something from a social / organizational perspective.
Thanks in advance...
Guy Hagen, President
Innovation Insight, Inc.
27810 Sky Lake Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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