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Social network analysis: foundations and frontiers on advantage.
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PMID:  23282056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We provide an overview of social network analysis focusing on network advantage as a lens that touches on much of the area. For reasons of good data and abundant research, we draw heavily on studies of people in organizations. Advantage is traced to network structure as a proxy for the distribution of variably sticky information in a population. The network around a person indicates the person's access and control in the distribution. Advantage is a function of information breadth, timing, and arbitrage. Advantage is manifest in higher odds of proposing good ideas, more positive evaluations and recognition, higher compensation, and faster promotions. We discuss frontiers of advantage contingent on personality, cognition, embeddedness, and dynamics.
Ronald S Burt; Martin Kilduff; Stefano Tasselli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of psychology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1545-2085     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu Rev Psychol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372374     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637; email:
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