***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I am looking for studies that have examined how the stability of networks influence the behavior of their members. I am particularly interested in research that has looked at the aggregate durability of ego's ties on ego's behavior and performance. For example, it strikes me that the structural holes and network closure arguments of social capital make implicit assumptions regarding the length of time the ties in ego's network have existed. Will the ties in a newly formed (ego) network have the same information diffusion properties of a long-existing network and thus give rise to the same degree of deterrence-based trust? How might the addition of a new dyad (or triad) to a network alter the dynamics of the whole network? These are the sorts of questions for which I am looking for answers. I would appreciate any suggestions on potentially relevant studies. I will post a summary of responses for the list. Thanks in advance. Corey Phelps Asst. Professor, Management & Organization University of Washington Business School Box 353200 Seattle, WA 98195 ph. 206-543-6579 _____________________________________________________________________ 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.