***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Christina, This may reflect my bias, but what about networks within and outside organizations? For intra-organizational networks, the following are easy to read papers: Krackhardt, D., & Hanson, J. 1993. Informal networks: The company behind the chart. Harvard Business Review, 71(4): 104-111. Krackhardt, D. 1995. Entrepreneurial opportunities in an entrepreneurial firm: A structural approach. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Spring: 53-69. The following book has a lot of good and easy to read articles on inter and intra-organizational networks: N. Nohria, & R. Eccles (1992), Networks and Organizations: Structure, Form and Action. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. A MUST READ: Burt, R. 1992. Structural Holes: The Social Structure of Competition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Andrew Shipilov -----Original Message----- From: Christina Prell [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Tue 3/2/2004 5:53 AM To: [log in to unmask] Cc: Subject: advice on reading materials for teaching SNA ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Dear Socnetters, My department would like me to teach an introductory SNA course, and I am in the process of putting together the syllabus. I would like to have the students do a mini-report on "applications of social network analysis," and I have begun developing a list of possible topics and readings. I was hoping you could offer feedback on two levels: a) suggestions for readings in the topics I've listed...readings appropriate for a novice audience, and b) other potentially interesting areas that I have overlooked. Again, it will be a novice audience and be taught in a Sociology department. Here are the topics I have thus far: 1. Community 2. Social capital 3. Terrorism 4. Family 5. Religion 6. Diffusion 7. Social movements 8. Internet I have begun gathering readings on these topics, but rather than list them here, I would welcome hearing the SOCNET community's suggestions. PREFERABLY BOOKS, but of course, article suggestions are welcome as well. I will share back with the list once I have compiled all the suggestions. Thanks much in advance for your time, Christina -- Christina Prell Lecturer, Sociological Studies University of Sheffield Mail: Sociological Studies Department Elmfield Building Northumberland Road S10 2TU Sheffield, UK Phone: (0)114 222 6402 Email: [log in to unmask] http://www.shef.ac.uk/socst _____________________________________________________________________ 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.