***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dear fellow SOCNETters, First of all, thank you all for the ideas about political interlocks. This e-mail is a summary of what I have received, on or off the list, and some of the sources that I found. This, however, does not mean to close discussion. Here is a simple (?) question that I am really interested in: What proportion of the Fortune 500 firms in the US are connected to politics? Maybe in the sense of having former top political officeholders (both federal and state) on their boards? 1. References suggested: Daniel Maman: "The power lies in the structure: economic policy networks in Israel", British Journal of Sociology, 1997, 48 (2), pp. 267-285 Koji Taira and Teiichi Wada: Business-government relations in modern Japan. in: Mark S Mizruchi and Micheal Schwartz (editors): Intercorporate Relations: The Structural Analysis of Business. Cambridge University Press 1987. Mokken, R.J. and F.N. Stokman, 1979. Corporate-Governmental Networks in The Netherlands, Social Networks, 1, 333-358 Stokman, Frans N., Jelle van der Knoop, and Frans W. Wasseur, 1988. Interlocks in the Netherlands: Stability and Careers in the Period 1960?1980, Social Networks, 10, 183-208 Mariano Baena & Narciso Pizarro,(1985), «The Structure of the Spanish Political Elite, 1939-1975», in Gween Moore, (ed.), Research in Politics and Society, JAI Press, Vol:1,149-171 International Networks Archive http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/ 2. People with ongoing related projects: Amir Sasson The Norwegian School of Management Anthony Paik Assistant Professor Department of Sociology University of Iowa Frans N. Stokman Professor of Social Science Research Methodology ICS University of Groningen Mark S. Mizruchi Professor of Sociology and Business Administration University of Michigan Narciso Pizarro Professor Facultad de ciencias políticas y sociología Universidad Complutense de Madrid Paulette Lloyd postdoc at Princeton's International Network Archives 3. References that I found: Research Note: Interlocking Ties within Business Groups in Israel - A Longitudinal Analysis, 1974-1987 Organization Studies, Spring, 1999 by Daniel Maman Yes, There is a (Growing) Transnational Business Community: A Study of Global Interlocking Directorates 1983-98. By: Kentor, Jeffrey; Yong Suk Jang. International Sociology, Sep2004, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p355, 14p; DOI: 10.1177/0268580904045345; (AN 14449896) Problems in the Study of the Transnational Business Community: A Reply to Kentor and Jang. By: Carroll, William K.; Fennema, Meindert. International Sociology, Sep2004, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p369, 10p; DOI: 10.1177/0268580904045346; (AN 14449897) Dynamics in the German system of corporate governance? Empirical findings regarding interlocking directorates. By: Heinze, Thomas. Economy & Society, May2004, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p218, 21p; DOI: 10.1080/0308514040001677139; (AN 13133196) Social influences on corporate political donations in Britain. By: Bond, Matthew. British Journal of Sociology, Mar2004, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p55, 23p, 3 charts; (AN 12920050) Size, Concentration, and Corporate Networks: Determinants of Business Collective Action. By: Mizruchi, Mark S.; Koenig, Thomas. Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press), Jun91, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p299, 15p, 3 charts; (AN 9107221727) Publication Trends of Interlocking Directorate Studies. By: Kirkpatrick, Keith. American Sociologist, Fall90, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p257, 14p, 1 graph; (AN 9602290717) INCREASED ENVIRONMENTAL UNCERTAINTY AND CHANGES IN BOARD LINKAGE PATTERNS. By: Lang, James R.; Lockhart, Daniel E.. Academy of Management Journal, Mar90, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p106, 23p, 2 charts, 1 diagram, 3 graphs; (AN 4409224) INDUSTRIAL MARKET AS AN INTERFIRM ORGANIZATION. By: Rao, M. V. Hayagreeva. Journal of Management Studies, Jan90, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p43, 17p; (AN 4554577) INTERLOCKING DIRECTORATES AS AN INTERORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY: A TEST OF CRITICAL ASSUMPTIONS. By: Zajac, Edward J.. Academy of Management Journal, Jun88, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p428, 11p; (AN 4408596) INTERLOCKING DIRECTORATES AND COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST AMONG AMERICAN RAILROAD COMPANIES, 1905. By: Roy, William G.; Bonacich, Philip. American Sociological Review, Jun88, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p368, 12p; (AN 14800183) A Longitudinal Study of the Formation of Interlocking Directorates. By: Mizruchi, Mark S.; Stearns, Linda Brewster. Administrative Science Quarterly, Jun88, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p194, 17p; (AN 4013998) Interlocking Directorates in Large American Corporations, 1896-1964. By: Bunting, David; Barbour, Jeffrey. Business History Review, Autumn71, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p317, 19p, 14 charts; (AN 5085940) THE MODERN CORPORATE ECONOMY: INTERLOCKING DIRECTORSHIPS IN BRITAIN, 1906-1970. By: Stanworth, Philip; Giddens, Anthony. Sociological Review, Feb75, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p5, 24p, 7 charts, 3 diagrams, 1 graph; DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.ep5529436; (AN 5529436) Trends in Interlocking Directorships: An International Comparison. By: Hughes, Michael; Scott, John; Mackenzie, John. Acta Sociologica (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 1977, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p287, 6p, 2 charts; (AN 6241294) Interlocking Corporate Directorships as a Social Network. By: Koenig, Thomas; Gogel, Robert. American Journal of Economics & Sociology, Jan81, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p37, 14p; (AN 4671150) Cooptive Corporate Actor Networks: A Reconsideration of Interlocking Directorates Involving American Manufacturing. By: Burt, Ronald S.. Administrative Science Quarterly, Dec80, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p557, 26p; (AN 4014437) THE UNFOLDING OF THE INTERLOCKING DIRECTORATE STRUCTURE OF THE UNITED STATES. By: Roy, William G.. American Sociological Review, Apr83, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p248, 10p; (AN 14846941) The Transfer of Control in Large Corporations: 1905-1919. By: Bunting, David; Mizruchi, Mark S.. Journal of Economic Issues, Dec82, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p985, 19p, 7 charts; (AN 4673667) A DYNAMIC STUDY OF CHANGE IN A REGIONAL CORPORATE NETWORK. By: Galaskiewicz, Joseph; Wasserman, Stanley. American Sociological Review, Aug81, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p475, 10p; (AN 14753642) An Institutional Perspective on Corporate Control and the Network of Interlocking Directorates. By: Caswell, Julie A.. Journal of Economic Issues, Jun84, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p619, 8p; (AN 4679108) A Limited Rationality Model of Interlocking Directorates. By: Bazerman, Max H.; Schoorman, F. David. Academy of Management Review, Apr83, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p206, 12p; (AN 4284723) Size, Concentration, and Corporate Networks: Determinants of Business Collective Action. By: Mizruchi, Mark S.; Koenig, Thomas. Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press), Jun91, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p299, 15p, 3 charts; (AN 9107221727) Peter J. Freitag: The Cabinet and Bug Business: A Study of Interlocks. Social Problems Vol 23 No 2 - - - Many thanks, Balazs _____________________________________ B a l a z s V e d r e s Assistant Professor Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Central European University http://www.ceu.hu/soc_ant/index.htm and fellow at the Santa Fe Institute _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.