Responsible study board
Date of Approval
Aim and purpose
- Centrality and power
- Cohesion and structural equivalence
- Embeddedness, social capital, and brokerage
- Exchange- and knowledge transfer mechanism (bonding, bridging, protecting)
- Social networks and economic performance
- Business networks
- Industry networks
- The dark side of social capital
- Quantitative and qualitative study design and surveys
- Identify a relevant problem
- Apply the major concepts of social network analysis to a social, economic or political issue.
- Identify the characteristics of network analysis compared with other attribute-based approaches, such as econometrics.
- Design a survey, collect and analyze your data using a relational approach
- Present and discuss the results of the analysis, in a clear and concise way, in a report adhering to academic standards.
- Borgatti S.P, Everett M.G, Johnson J.C. 2013. Analyzing Social Networks. London, Sage.
- Kadushin C. 2012. Understanding Social Networks. Theories, Concepts and Findings. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Borgatti S.P, Everett M.G, Freeman C. 2002. UCINET 6 for Windows. Software for Social Network Analysis. User’s Guide. Cambridge, Analytic Technologies, Harvard.
- Burt R.S. 2005. Brokerage and Closure. An Introduction to Social Capital. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Burt R.S. 2010. Neighbor Networks. Competitive Advantage Local and Personal. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Coleman, J.S. (1990), Foundations of Social Theory, Harvard University Press, Cambridge.
- Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L.T. and Hallén, L. (2011), "Bridging and Bonding Forms of Social Capital in a Regional Strategic Network", Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 40 No. 6, pp. 994-1003.
- Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L.T. and Hallén, L. (2012), "Effects of Social Capital on Processes in a Regional Strategic Network", Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 41 No. 5, pp. 800-806.
- Eklinder-Frick, J., Eriksson, L.T. and Hallén, L. (2014), "Multidimensional social capital as a boost or a bar to innovativeness", Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 43, pp. 429–440.Easton, G. and Lundgren, A. (2016): "Changes in Industrial Networks as flow through nodes", in Axelsson, B. and Easton, G. (Ed.), Industrial Networks: A New View of Reality, Routledge, Abington, pp. 88-104.
- Easton, G. (2016), "Industrial Networks: A Review", in Axelsson, B. and Easton, G. (Ed.), Industrial Networks: A New View of Reality, Routledge, Abington, pp. 1-27.
- Everton S.F. 2013. Disrupting Dark Networks. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
- Granovetter, M. (1973), “The strength of weak ties”, American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 78, pp. 1360-1380.
- Granovetter, M. (1985), "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness", American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 91 No. 3, pp. 481-510.
- McCulloh I, Armstrong H, Johnson A. 2013. Social Network Analysis with Applications. Hoboken, Wiley.
- Newman M.E.J. 2010. Networks. An Introduction. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Scott J. 2006. Social Network Analysis. A Handbook. London, Sage.
This list of literature contains basic literature. Each group has to do a systematic exploration on literature to get to an appropriate base of literature related to its topic/report.
2 hours per week in 15 weeks.
Lectures: 30 hours
Preparation for lectures: 60 hours
Preparation of report: 40 hours
Preparation for and oral examination: 5 hours
In total 135 hours
Form of examination
30 standard pages for 2 students and 40 pages for reports handed in by 3 students.The number of pages is excluding table of contents, possible summary and appendices.
- Executive summary (writing guidelines will be provided through Blackboard),
- Introduction and problem statement (what are the underlying key questions that need to be asked, why should we care about he issue/problem identified?),
- Analysis (distill the relevant literature and demonstrate their relevance to the problem statement; point to critical issues and provide recommendations where appropriate),
- Discussion and conclusions,
- References (should begin on a separate page, guidelines will be provided via Blackboard),
- Appendices (optional, should begin on a separate page).