Today's class is about social capital, which we can think of as the advantage provided by social ties.
Heidi Roizen (Harvard case, in your packet)
Video interview with Heidi [mp4]
Burt (2000) "The Network Structure of Social Capital" Research in Organizational Behavior [pdf]
long article; try to pull out the important themes
Uzzi, B., 1996. The sources and consequences of embeddedness for the economic performance of organizations: The network effect. American Sociological Review, pp.674-683. [pdf]
just read the first half, up to pg 683.
Homework (due before this class)
Maydata.xls (also is automatically installed with ucinet in your \documents\ucinet data\ folder)
2 social capital.pptx
Of possible interest (optional)
Suggested for future reference
Baker, W. E. (2000). Networking smart: How to build relationships for personal and organizational success. iUniverse, Incorporated.
Last years slides (simply a resource)