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Networks

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Networks

9781843760351 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Gernot Grabher, HafenCity University, Germany and Walter W. Powell, Professor of Education, Organizational Behavior and Sociology, Stanford University, US
Publication Date: 2004 ISBN: 978 1 84376 035 1 Extent: 1,344 pp
This major two-volume collection presents a comprehensive overview of the scholarly literature exploring the emergence, functioning and forms of networks, focusing on their role in the economy. The collection draws from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds to combine key writings that have defined the field with more recent contributions in emerging areas of network research.

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This major two-volume collection presents a comprehensive overview of the scholarly literature exploring the emergence, functioning and forms of networks, focusing on their role in the economy. The collection draws from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds to combine key writings that have defined the field with more recent contributions in emerging areas of network research.

Volume I introduces networks as a distinctive governance structure. The collection explores critical antecedents and social exchange conditions of networks such as trust, reputation, power, and cohesion and also examines the vulnerability of networks. Volume II features pivotal network processes and dynamics such as access, learning and innovation, mobilization and recombination, and diffusion. The collection covers the spectrum of various network forms and elucidates the key features of regional, informal, business and project networks.

These insightful volumes will be an essential source of reference for students and researchers alike.
Critical Acclaim
‘Overall, this two-volume collection is a useful and authoritative resource for scholars who are concerned with the institutional organization of socioeconomic life in economic geography and related fields, providing a one-stop shop of major contributions that have spawned and developed this diverse and complex field of research.’
– Al James, Economic Geography

‘A masterful selection of fundamental academic works on inter-organizational networks, showing how the understanding of these “hybridized” forms of organization has been especially successful in “hybridized” social sciences such as economic sociology, economic geography, organizational sociology, and organizational economics, and providing a precious overview of the most significant branches of network research at an inter-organizational level.’
– Anna Grandori, University Luigi Bocconi, Italy
Contributors
46 articles, dating from 1957 to 2002
Contributors include: R. Burt, R. Dore, D. Gambetta, M. Gerlach, M. Granovetter, B. Holmström, K. Polanyi, O.E. Williamson
Contents
Contents:
Volume I
Acknowledgements
Introduction Gernot Grabher and Walter W. Powell
PART I NETWORKS AS GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES
1. G.B. Richardson (1972), ‘The Organisation of Industry’
2. Ian R. Macneil (1978), ‘Contracts: Adjustment of Long-Term Economic Relations Under Classical, Neoclassical, and Relational Contract Law’
3. Walter W. Powell (1990), ‘Neither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization’
4. Oliver E. Williamson (1991), ‘Comparative Economic Organization: The Analysis of Discrete Structural Alternatives’
5. Bengt Holmström and John Roberts (1998), ‘The Boundaries of the Firm Revisited’
PART II GOVERNANCE OF NETWORKS
A Embeddedness
6. K. Polanyi (1968), ‘Our Obsolete Market Mentality’
7. Mark Granovetter (1985), ‘Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness’
B Trust
8. Diego Gambetta (1988), ‘Mafia: The Price of Distrust’
9. Mari Sako and Susan Helper (1998), ‘Determinants of Trust in Supplier Relations: Evidence from the Automotive Industry in Japan and the United States’
C Identity and Reputation
10. Yoram Ben-Porath (1980), ‘The F-Connection: Families, Friends, and Firms and the Organization of Exchange’
11. Ronald Dore (1983), ‘Goodwill and the Spirit of Market Capitalism’
12. Joel M. Podolny (2001), ‘Networks as the Pipes and Prisms of the Market’
D Power and Control
13. Peter V. Marsden (1983), ‘Restricted Access in Networks and Models of Power’
14. Harrison C. White (1993), ‘Markets, Networks and Control’
15. John F. Padgett and Christopher K. Ansell (1993), ‘Robust Action and the Rise of the Medici, 1400–1434’
E Cohesion
16. Jeffrey Travers and Stanley Milgram (1969), ‘An Experimental Study of the Small World Problem’
17. Mark S. Granovetter (1973), ‘The Strength of Weak Ties’
18. Duncan J. Watts (1999), ‘Networks, Dynamics, and the Small-World Phenomenon’
F Lock-in and Vulnerability
19. Gernot Grabher (1993), ‘The Weakness of Strong Ties: The Lock-in of Regional Development in the Ruhr Area’
20. Brian Uzzi (1997), ‘Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness’
21. Réka Albert, Hawoong Jeong and Albert-László Barabási (2000), ‘Error and Attack Tolerance of Complex Networks’
Name Index

Volume II
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editors to both volumes appears in Volume I
PART I NETWORK DYNAMICS
A Access and Leverage
1. Scott A. Boorman (1975), ‘A Combinatorial Optimization Model for Transmission of Job Information Through Contact Networks’
2. Herminia Ibarra (1992), ‘Homophily and Differential Returns: Sex Differences in Network Structure and Access in an Advertising Firm’
3. Ronald S. Burt (1993), ‘The Social Structure of Competition’
B Learning and Innovation
4. John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid (1991), ‘Organizational Learning and Communities-of-Practice: Toward a Unified View of Working, Learning, and Innovation’
5. Walter W. Powell, Kenneth W. Koput and Laurel Smith-Doerr (1996), ‘Interorganizational Collaboration and the Locus of Innovation: Networks of Learning in Biotechnology’
6. Gautam Ahuja (2000), ‘Collaboration Networks, Structural Holes, and Innovation: A Longitudinal Study’
C Mobilisation and Recombination
7. Michel Callon (1986), ‘The Sociology of an Actor-Network: The Case of the Electric Vehicle’
8. David Lane and Robert Maxfield (1996), ‘Strategy under Complexity: Fostering Generative Relationships’
9. David Stark (1996), ‘Recombinant Property in East European Capitalism’
D Diffusion
10. James Coleman, Elihu Katz and Herbert Menzel (1957), ‘The Diffusion of an Innovation among Physicians’
11. Ronald S. Burt (1987), ‘Social Contagion and Innovation: Cohesion versus Structural Equivalence’
12. Gerald F. Davis and Henrich R. Greve (1997), ‘Corporate Elite Networks and Governance Changes in the 1980s’
PART II VARIETIES OF NETWORK FORMS
A Informal Networks
13. Melville Dalton (1959), ‘Power Struggles in the Line’
14. Clifford Geertz (1978), ‘The Bazaar Economy: Information and Search in Peasant Marketing’
15. Wayne E. Baker and Robert R. Faulkner (1993), ‘The Social Organization of Conspiracy: Illegal Networks in the Heavy Electrical Equipment Industry’
B Project Networks
16. Robert G. Eccles (1981), ‘The Quasifirm in the Construction Industry’
17. Robert R. Faulkner and Andy B. Anderson (1987), ‘Short-Term Projects and Emergent Careers: Evidence from Hollywood’
18. Debra Meyerson, Karl E. Weick and Roderick M. Kramer (1996), ‘Swift Trust and Temporary Groups’
C Regional Networks
19. AnnaLee Saxenian (1990), ‘Regional Networks and the Resurgence of Silicon Valley’
20. Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift (1992), ‘Neo-Marshallian Nodes in Global Networks’
21. Anders Malmberg and Peter Maskell (2002), ‘The Elusive Concept of Localization Economies: Towards a Knowledge-Based Theory of Spatial Clustering’
D Business Networks
22. Håken Håkansson and Jan Johanson (1988), ‘Formal and Informal Cooperation Strategies in International Industrial Networks’
23. Sumantra Ghoshal and Christopher A. Bartlett (1990), ‘The Multinational Corporation as an Interorganizational Network’
24. James R. Lincoln, Michael L. Gerlach and Peggy Takahashi (1992), ‘Keiretsu Networks in the Japanese Economy: A Dyad Analysis of Intercorporate Ties’
25. John Hagedoorn (2002), ‘Inter-firm R&D Partnerships – An Overview of Major Trends and Patterns Since 1960’
Name Index
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