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Does anyone know of any work which has been done on the social networks
which exist for various occupations and the influence which is exerted by
these occupations over their respective social networks.
For example, since the sales occupation requires the ability to have better
communication, the ability to form more and better relationships, etc than
say the carpentry occupation, the sales occupation may have:
1) more connections in their social network
a) and so there is more chance the sales individual would
have “betweeness” and be more influential in his social network;
2) “radiality” and so more influence in his social network; etc.
Also a sales manger would have a more hierarchical network than a sales
person at work and so have more influence than the normal sales person at
work. But this influence from the top could permeate into the social
networks of the normal sales persons and so the sales manager has indirect
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