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Social Networks at Work

1st Edition

Edited by Daniel J. Brass, Stephen P. Borgatti


416 pages

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Social Networks at Work provides the latest thinking, from top-notch experts, on social networks as they apply to industrial and organizational psychology. Each chapter provides an in-depth review along with discussions of future research and managerial implications of the social network perspective. Altogether, the volume illustrates the importance of adding a social capital perspective to the traditional human capital focus of I/O psychology.

The volume is organized into two groups of chapters: the first seven chapters focus on specific network concepts (such as centrality, affect, negative ties, multiplexity, cognition, and structural holes) applied across a variety of topics. The remaining eight chapters focus on common I/O topics (such as personality, creativity, turnover, careers, person-environment fit, employment, teams and leadership) and examine each from a network perspective, applying a variety of network concepts to the topic.

This volume is suited for students and academics interested in applying a social-network perspective to their work, as well as for practicing managers. Each topic area provides a useful review and guide for future research, as well as implications for managerial action.

Table of Contents


Series Foreword

1. A Brief Primer on Social Network Analysis

Brass, D. J. & Borgatti, S. P.

2. Centrality: Concepts and Measures

Borgatti, S. P. & Brass, D. J.

3. Networks and Affect in the Workplace

Casciaro, T.

4. Ties at Work

Yang, S. W., Trincado, F., Labianca, G. & Agneessens, F. Negative

5. Multiplex Relationships in Organizations: Applying an Ambivalence Lens

Methot, J. R. & Rosado-Solomon, E.

6. Network Cognition: Bridging Micro and Macro Organizational Behavior

Brands, R. A., Menon, T., & Shea, C.

7. Entrepreneurs: A Note on Networks Prone to Character Assassination

Burt, R. S. & Luo, J. Angry

8. Self-Monitoring – a Personality Theory for Network Research

Kilduff, M. & Buengeler, C.

9. From Ugly Duckling to Swan: A Social Network Perspective on Novelty Recognition and Creativity

Perry-Smith, J & Mannucci, P. V.

10. Turnover and Social Networks

Ballinger, G. & Holtom, B.

11. Social Networks and Careers

Hasan, S.

12. Person-Environment Fit and Social Networks: A Social Resource Management Perspective on Organizational Entry

Soltis, S.

13. Networks for the Unemployed?

Bond, B. M. & Fernandez, R. M.

14. Network Thinking in Teams Research

Park, S., Grosser, T. J., & Mathieu, J.

15. A Social and Functional Perspective on Team Leadership Networks

Kukenberger, M. R. & D’Innocenzo, L., & Shin, N. J.

16. Bridging Perspectives on Bridging: A Framework of Social Groups that Integrates Structural and Cultural Bridging

Schowalter, K., Goldberg, A. & Srivastava, S.


About the Editors

Daniel J. Brass is J. Henning Hilliard Professor of Innovation Management and Director of the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis in the Department of Management at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, USA.

Stephen P. Borgatti is Paul Chellgren Endowed Chair of Management in the Department of Management at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, USA.

About the Series

SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series

The Series of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

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Launched in 1983 to make scientific contributions to the field, this series has attempted to publish books on cutting edge theory and research derived from practice in industrial and organizational psychology and related organizational science disciplines.

The goal of the series is to inform and stimulate research for SIOP members (students, practitioners and researchers) and people in related disciplines, including other subdisciplines of psychology, organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor and industrial relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology