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IIS - Ronald Burt - 24/01/2024

NASP International and Interdisciplinary Seminars

 

Ronald Burt (University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Bocconi University)

Social Network and Competitive Advantage

Chair: Raffaele Vacca (NASP - University of Milan)


24 January 2024, h. 14.30
Room A and on Teams
NASP Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences
Via Pace, 10 - Milan

 

Abstract
Many believe that a "good" network improves one's career chances. What does "good" mean? In this seminar, we outline what it means in social network theory, and how it works. The short answer is that good means a network rich in structural holes.


Ronald S. Burt is the Charles M. Harper Leadership Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Distinguished Professor at Bocconi University. Previously a professor of sociology at the University of California Berkeley and Columbia University, he is most well-known for his work on social networks, brokerage, and social capital. With his book Structural Holes: The Social Structure of Competition (1992, Harvard University Press), he introduced the concept of structural holes, one of the most influential ideas in social network studies and contemporary sociology.

 

This seminar is part of the NASP International and Interdisciplinary Seminars Series 2024.

Contact Raffaele Vacca ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for the Teams link to participate online.

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