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Hi,

I have 2 questions regarding Reagans and Zuckerman's work on R&D teams
(Reagans R and Zuckerman E (2001) "Networks, diversity and productivity: The
social capital of corporate R&D teams," Organization Science,
12(4):502-517):

1. Is the paper highly regarded?  i.e., is it often cited?

2. In their metric for "team density" they normalize the strength of ties
from i to j using the strength of the strongest tie from i.  (See attached
figure.)  Why?  Can people comment on the pros/cons of normalizing relative
to each individual (max(tie(i,*))) versus normalizing relative to the whole
team (max(tie(*,*))).

thanks
Doug Bryan
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