***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello all, I have a colleague in Croatia who is trying to pull up a project of tracing all Croatian academics who are currently working in Diaspora - the end goal would be to map a network of Croatian academics in the world, and identify key actors in Croatia who are connecting them with the country and local academic networks/institutes/universities. The attempt is to find out the forms of collaboration taking place (if they are attending conferences together, publishing together, citing each others work, getting funding, etc.) as well as how often do they collaborate. In addition to mapping Croatian-foreign based Croatian academics network, another ambitious goal is to use the bibliography base of Croatian Journals to map a network using citations. As he asked for my help, and since I have already established an amateur reputation on this list, I am forwarding the call for help to all of you out there, who have more experience than me and probably smarter advices than I could give. Basically, he asked me if I was aware of similar projects / studies, if I could recommend any questionnaires to be used, following of course smart methods of initial generation of the population of interest...I googled around and found some academic-network studies, but I am curious if there are representative pieces google did not trace...any advice is more than welcome, and I promise to get him on SOCNET, so that I stop playing the intermediary role. Don't kill the messenger :-) I thank you all in his name, Hana Hana Milanov PhD student Management Department Kelley School of Business [log in to unmask] _____________________________________________________________________ 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.