Research Papers

  1. "Angry Entrepreneurs: A Note on Networks Prone to Character Assassination," R. S. Burt and Jar-Der Luo, July 2017 working paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management

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  3. "Early Network Events in the Later Success of Chinese Entrepreneurs," R. S. Burt and Sonja Opper, forthcoming in September 2017 Management and Organization Review

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  5. "Social Network and Temporal Discounting," forthcoming in 2017 Network Science

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  7. "Chinese Entrepreneurs, Social Networks, and Guanxi," R. S. Burt and Katarzyna Burzynska, forthcoming in June 2017 Management and Organization Review, presented at MOR Research Frontiers Conference, hosted in Beijing by the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

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  9. "Network Tourists," August 2016 working paper presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management

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  11. "Life Course and Network Advantage: Peak Periods in the Returns to Advantage," June 2016, scheduled to appear in Social Networks and the Life Course, edited by Duane Francis Alwin, Diane H. Felmlee, and Derek Kreager

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  13. "Structural Holes in Virtual Worlds," June 2016 draft introductory chapter in a book tentatively titled Structural Holes in Virtual Worlds

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  15. "Integrating Brokerage and Closure as Social Capital: From Bridges, to Embedding, to Guanxi," Winter 2016 Presentation Slides

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  17. "Sampling Weibo," R. S. Burt, Hong Huang, Jie Tang, Jing Zhang, April 2016 working paper

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  19. "Network Oscillation," R. S. Burt and Jennifer Merluzzi, 2016 Academy of Management Discoveries

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  21. "Reinforced Structural Holes," 2015 Social Networks

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  23. "Network Structure of Advantage, Production: Structural Holes, Network Brokers, and Achievement," August 2014 early draft chapter in a book tentatively titled Structural Holes in Virtual Worlds

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  25. "Network Structure of Advantage, Governance: Closure, Trust, Status, and Reputation," August 2014 early draft chapter in a book tentatively titled Structural Holes in Virtual Worlds

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  27. "Reputation and Status as Contingency Factors," January 2014 working paper

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  29. "Embedded Teams: Network Brokers and Positive Anchors in IBD Medical Care," R. S. Burt, Gavin W. Hougham, Christopher S. Lyttle, David O. Meltzer, and Peter S. Margolis, December 2013 working paper

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  31. "Embedded Brokerage: Hubs versus Locals," R. S. Burt and Jennifer Merluzzi, 2014, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, edited by Stephen P. Borgatti, Daniel J. Brass, Daniel S. Halgin, Giuseppe Labianca, and Ajay Mehra (download includes Appendix in .pdf file)

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  33. "How many names?" Jennifer Merluzzi and R. S. Burt, 2013 Social Networks

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  35. "Social Network Analysis: Foundations and Frontiers on Advantage," R. S. Burt, Martin Kilduff, and Stefano Tasselli, 2013 Annual Review of Psychology

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  37. "Network-Related Personality and the Agency Question: Multi-Role Evidence from a Virtual World," 2012 American Journal of Sociology

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  39. "The Shadow of Other People: Socialization and Social Comparison in Marketing," Chapter in 2010 Taylor and Francis book, The Connected Customer, edited by Stefan Wuyts, Marnik Dekimpe, Els Gijsbrechts and Rik Peters

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  41. Neighbor Networks, 2010 Oxford University Press

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  43. "Network Duality of Social Capital," Chapter in 2009 Edward Elgar book, Social Capital: Reaching Out, Reaching In, edited by Viva Ona Bartkus and James H. Davis

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  45. "Information and Structural Holes: Comment on Reagans and Zuckerman," 2008 Industrial and Corporate Change

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  47. "Industry Performance and Indirect Access to Structural Holes," Chapter in 2008 Elsevier book, Advances in Strategic Management, edited by Joel A. C. Baum and Timothy J. Rowley

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  49. "Gossip and Reputation," Chapter in 2008 Hermes-Lavoisier book, Management et Reseaux Sociaux: Ressource Pour l'Action ou Outil de Gestion?, edited by Marc Lecoutre and Pascal Lievre,

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  51. "Closure and Stability: Persistent Reputation and Enduring Relations among Bankers and Analysts," Chapter in 2007 Russell Sage Foundation book, The Missing Links: Formation and Decay in Economic Networks, edited by James E. Rauch

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  53. "Teaching Executives to See Social Capital: Results from a Field Experiment," R. S. Burt and Don Ronchi; 2007 Social Science Research

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  55. "Second-Hand Brokerage: Evidence on the Importance of Local Structure for Managers, Bankers, and Analysts," 2007 Academy of Management Journal

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  57. "Interlocking Directorates behind the S&P Indices," September 2006 working paper

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  59. Brokerage and Closure, 2005 Oxford University Press

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  61. "Structural Holes and Good Ideas," 2004 American Journal of Sociology

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  63. "Competition, Contingency, and the External Structure of Markets," R. S. Burt, M. Guilarte, H. J. Raider, and Y. Yasuda; Chapter in 2002 Elsevier book, Advances in Strategic Management, edited by Paul Ingram and Brian Silverman

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  65. "Bridge Decay," 2002 festschrift issue of Social Networks in honor of Linton C. Freeman, edited by Noah Friedkin and David Krackhardt

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  67. "The Social Capital of Structural Holes," Chapter in 2002 Russell Sage Foundation book, New Directions in Economic Sociology, edited by Mauro F. Guillen, Randall Collins, Paula England, and Marshall Meyer (portions reprinted in 2005, Sociologia e Politiche Sociali, translated by Michel Forse)

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  69. "Attachment, Decay, and Social Network," 2001 Journal of Organizational Behavior

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  71. "Graduate School of Business Alumnae Survey: Contacts, Career, and Family"

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  73. "Bandwidth and Echo: Trust, Information, and Gossip in Social Networks," Chapter in 2001 Russell Sage Foundation book, Networks and Markets, edited by Alessandra Casella and James E. Rauch

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  75. "Structural Holes versus Network Closure as Social Capital," Chapter in 2001 Aldine de Gruyter book, Social Capital: Theory and Research, edited by Nan Lin, Karen S. Cook and R. S. Burt

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  77. "The Network Structure of Social Capital," 2000 Research in Organizational Behavior

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  79. "The Social Capital of French and American Managers," R. S. Burt, R. M. Hogarth and C. Michaud; 2000 Organization Science

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  81. "Decay Functions," 2000 Social Networks

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  83. "The Social Capital of Opinion Leaders," 1999 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (portions reprinted in 2011 book, Social Capital in Business, edited by Kenneth W. Koput and Joseph P. Broschak)

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  85. "Private Games Are Too Dangerous," 1999 Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory

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  87. "Entrepreneurs, Distrust, and Third Parties," Chapter in 1999 book, Shared Cognition in Organizations: The Management of Knowledge, edited by Leigh Thompson, John Levine and David Messick

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  89. "Partitioning the American Economy for Organization Research," 1998 working paper

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  91. "The Gender of Social Capital," 1998 Rationality and Society

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  93. "Personality Correlates of Structural Holes," R. S. Burt, J. E. Jannotta and J. T. Mahoney; 1998 Social Networks (portions reprinted in 1998 book, Influence in Organizations, edited by Roderick M. Kramer and Margeret A. Neale)

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  95. "The contingent value of social capital," 1997 Administrative Science Quarterly (portions reprinted in 2000 book, Knowledge and Social Capital, edited by Erick L. Lesser; and 2001 book, Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, edited by David B. Grusky)

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  97. "A note on social capital and network content," 1997 Social Networks

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  99. "Social contagion and social structure," R. S. Burt and G. A. Janicik; Chapter in 1996 Sage book, Networks in Marketing, edited by Dawn Iacobucci

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  101. "Le capital social, les trous structuraux, et l,entrepreneur," 1995 Revue Francaise de Sociologie, translated by Emmanuel Lazega

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  103. "Kinds of third-party effects on trust," R. S. Burt and M. Knez; 1995 Rationality and Society (portions reprinted in 1996 book, Trust in Organizations, edited by Roderick M. Kramer and Tom R. Tyler; and 2006 book, Organizational Trust, edited by Roderick M. Kramer

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  105. "Measuring a Large Network Quickly," R. S. Burt and D. Ronchi; 1994 Social Networks

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  107. "Market niche," R. S. Burt and I. Talmud; 1993 Social Networks

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  109. "Measuring Age as a Structural Concept," 1991 Social Networks

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  111. "Interorganization contagion in corporate philanthropy," J. Galaskiewicz and R. S. Burt; 1991 Administrative Science Quarterly

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  113. "Contested Control in a Large Manufacturing Plant," Chapter in 1990 ISOR book, Social Networks through Time, edited by J. Weesie and Henk Flap

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  115. "Detecting Role Equivalence," 1990 Social Networks

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  117. "Kinds of Relations in American Discussion Networks," Chapter in 1990 Cambridge University Press book, Structures of Power and Constraint: Papers in Honor of Peter M. Blau, edited Craig Calhoun, Marshall W. Meyer, W. Richard Scott

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  119. "Another look at the boundaries of American markets," R. S. Burt and D. S. Carlton; 1989 American Journal of Sociology

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  121. "The stability of American markets," 1988 American Journal of Sociology

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  123. "Some properties of structural equivalence measures derived from sociometric choice data," 1988 Social Networks

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  125. "Social contagion and innovation: cohesion versus structural equivalence," 1987 American Journal of Sociology

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  127. "A note on the General Social Survey ersatz network density item," 1987 Social Networks

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  129. "A Note on Sociometric Order in the General Social Survey Network Data," 1986 Social Networks

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  131. "A Note on Scaling the General Social Survey Network Item Response Categories," 1986 Social Networks

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  133. "Relation Contents in Multiple Networks," R. S. Burt and T. Schott; 1985 Social Science Research

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  135. "Network Items and the General Social Survey," 1984 Social Networks

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  137. "Corporate philanthropy as a cooptive relation," 1983 Social Forces

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  139. "Studying status/role-sets as ersatz network positions in mass surveys," 1981 Sociological Methods & Research

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  141. "Testing a structural theory of corporate cooptation: interorganizational directorate ties as a strategy for avoiding market constraints on profits," R. S. Burt, K. P. Christman and Harold C. Kilburn Jr.; 1980 American Sociological Review

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  143. "Autonomy in a social topology," 1980 American Journal of Sociology

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  145. "Positions in networks," 1976 Social Forces

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