Trapped in Your Own Net? Network Cohesion, Structural Holes, and the Adaptation of Social Capital
Organization Science, pp. 183-196, 2000.
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This paper explores the tension between two opposite views on how networks create social capital. Network closure (Coleman 1988) stresses the role of cohesive ties in fostering a normative environment that facilitates cooperation. Structural hole theory (Burt 1992) sees cohesive ties as a source of rigidity that hinders the coordination o...More
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