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Hi Michele,

You may want to check Bizzi (2013) The Dark Side of Structural Holes: A
 multilevel investigation. But you are not alone in this. I am also finding
negative effects. Goodluck.

George

On 12 November 2014 00:47, Michele Barnes-Mauthe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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> I am looking for existing research indicating that in some cases, bridging
> and/or brokerage may cause economic disadvantages for individuals,
> particularly when or if there are strong network subgroups which may
> "penalize" brokers for associating with other groups.
>
> I am very familiar with Burt's work on brokerage, but my primary takeaway
> from it is that occupying brokerage positions is thought to be a source of
> social capital expected to generate benefits. I am looking for theoretical
> and/or empirical evidence that suggests the opposite - i.e., people who
> broker are significantly less productive (economically), particularly
> when/if there are strong network subgroups that may cause brokers (defined
> as individuals who bridge these network subgroups) to be socially
> ostracized for associating with other groups.
>
> If anyone can point me in the direction of existing research (in any
> field) that sheds light on this sort of effect, it would be much
> appreciated.
>
> Thank you in advance for your time,
> Michele Barnes-Mauthe
>
>
> Michele Barnes-Mauthe
> Research Assistant, PhD Candidate
> Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research
> Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
> University of Hawaii at Manoa
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