***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi, I believe you can find some network application on studies of competition between hospitals via Min-Woong Sohn's works, at: http://health.bsd.uchicago.edu/sohn.research.html Dr. Sohn also has one article in Social Networks, trying to improve the operationalization of the idea of "niche overlap", taking CA-area hospitals as an example. You can find some other more conventional measures like Burt's and others in it as well. Hopt it helps! Zongrong Lee --- Karen Kramer <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** 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. > > > _____________________________________________________________________ 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.