Welcome to my website
I'm a Professor and Paul Chellgren Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky in the Management Dept. of the Gatton College of Business and Economics. I moved here in 2007 from Boston, where I was teaching at Boston Collect. To the right is a picture of me receiving a research award from UK's President Capilouto.
My research is focused on social networks, particularly in the context of organizations. The University of Kentucky made a nice video introducing me and my work. See below.
UK is home to the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis. Here's a picture of four of the older members of the center. The bowling bit is a reference to Putnam's Bowling Alone.
My primary research interest is social network analysis. I also have an interest in cultural domains and knowledge management. My dissertation was on regular equivalence. You can find out more about my work here:
I'm an Associate Editor for the Journal of Supply Chain Management and also Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory. I was a founding editor of Field Methods, and still sit on their editorial board. I was a Senior Editor at Organization Science, and I've sat on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Connections, Organization Science, Journal of Management and Sociological Methodology.
I have recently been elected President of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers, not for the first time. In the 1990's, I was a 2-term President of INSNA, During my tenure, we incorporated INSNA and brought the Sunbelt conference under INSNA's umbrella. During that time, I also founded the SOCNET listserv.
For several years, I ran the NSF Summer Institute for Ethnographic Research Methods in Anthropology (founded by Russ Bernard and Bert Pelto).
I enjoy teaching workshops, which I do annually at the Sunbelt conference, Polnet, and the Academy of Management. I have also been a CARMA Short Course Instructor, and taught for several years at the University of Essex Summer Institute. Currently, I give an annual workshop for Statistical Horizons.
My wife and I run a small software publishing company called Analytic Technologies. We publish UCINET, NetDraw, KeyPlayer, E-Net and Anthropac. There is a thriving UCINET users group.
When time permits, I do some management consulting focusing on understanding and improving social networks within organizations. Here's an essay on the network structures of innovation. I have also done some counter-terrorism work.
My father is Joe Borgatti. You can learn about him from this YouTube video created by the America for Bulgaria Foundation:
I've recently been made a Kentucky Colonel, an honor I share with Elvis Presley and one or two other people.