***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi, Speaking of inter-firm networks... I am a post-doc fellow at Hines VA and Northwestern hospitals, and a new project has led me to the question below. I have enjoyed being a member of socnet for a while now, but I cannot seem to find anything in my files or the archives that answers the following question: Has anyone conducted a study where the ties in a social network represent the competition between firms, industries, hospitals, etc.? Thank you, Karen ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Karen M. Kramer, Ph.D. MCHSPR Hines VA Hospital (151H) P.O. Box 5000 Hines, IL 60141 email: [log in to unmask] phone: (708) 202-2320 fax: (708) 202-2316 Mondays-Wednesdays: at Hines, rm. C219B, bldg. 1 Thursdays: at Hines until 11am, then at Northwestern. Call 217-766-7007 (cell phone) after 2pm. Fridays: at Lakeside, call 217-766-7007. ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ _____________________________________________________________________ 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.