***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Are they strategies or consequences? I've noticed a "regressive" pattern of behavior in corporations during layoffs, "downsizing," and major changes (I haven't charted the networks, this is more of a clinical observation). I find that people stick to more conservative patterns--spend less money, make less radical decisions, work the hierarchy more carefully, take fewer chances. I wonder if there's a relationship? Patricia Sachs At 12:12 PM -0600 1/29/03, Doug Bryan wrote: >***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > >What was the nature of the lost ties; e.g., weak ties lost first? Has >anyone done work on strategies for shrinking nets? > >Doug Bryan >[log in to unmask] >http://pavg.stanford.edu/people/bryan > >> Catherine Johnson wrote, >> >> Also check out: >> Beate Volker, "Should auld acquaintance be forgot...?: Institutions >> of Communism, the Transition to Capitalism and Personal >> Networks: The Case of East Germany", Amsterdam Thesis >> Publishers, 1995. >> >> She found that in former East Germany personal networks shrunk >> somewhat during transition. > >_____________________________________________________________________ >SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social >network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send >an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line >UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SOCIAL SOLUTIONS Work Systems Innovation & Design Patricia Sachs, PhD Founder/CEO 427 Casa del Mar Drive, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 http://www.social-solutions.com [log in to unmask] 650.712.0555 650.712.1557 fax 650.255.2057 cell _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.