***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** 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: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > Aloha SOCNET community, > > 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 > [log in to unmask] > > Interested in marine resource management? Check out our new publications > on ethnic diversity and social network structure in Hawaii's longline > fishery here: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol18/iss1/art23/, the > global economic value of shark ecotourism here: > http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8956430 > , and the total economic value of small-scale fisheries and their > contribution to sustainable livelihoods here: > http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165783613001537 > _____________________________________________________________________ > 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. -- Best Regards | Med Venlig Hilsen George Acheampong PhD Fellow +45 23230221 I believe in Jesus........ _____________________________________________________________________ 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.