Volume 23, Issue 1, 2000

Networking Network Analysts: How INSNA (the International Network for Social Network Analysis) Came to Be, 1-31
Wellman, Barry
Network Analysts Need Networks to Communicate: A Personal Account
Ties & Bonds, 32-43
Wellman, Barry
Calendar, 43
The Constellations of Economic Power: The Position of Political Actors, Banks and Large Corporations in the Network of Directorate Interlocks in Hungary, 1997, 44-59
Vedres, Balázs
The aim of this paper is to gain an empirical insight into the structures of economic power in Hungary at the end of the nineties. The paper proceeds by the guidance of the weberian definition of power; as power is existing in relations, the paper is intended to be a relational study of the most important actors in the Hungarian economy, using directorate interlocks to trace these relations. The concepts of centrality and autonomy are used to model the possible constellations of relations that might refer to power. Besides tracing these two constellations, the paper also aims at mapping the qualities that are linked by the analysed relations. The propositions of the privatisation debate, the bank power discourse and the market transition debate are also reinterpreted in a relational context.
Regional Trade Agreements as Structural Networks: Implications for Foreign Direct Investment Decisions, 60-71
Roth, Martin S., Dakhli, Mourad
The last few decades have witnessed a proliferation of preferential trade agreements and regional trading blocks. Yet little research has been done to integrate trading block considerations into country attractiveness and foreign direct investment decisions. In this paper, we show how network analysis can be used to study, track, and forecast the structural changes among countries in regional trade agreements. Using intra-regional trade data, we analyze the overall trade structure and the relative positions of countries belonging to the European Union. The results show that certain countries offer better opportunities for within-EU market penetration than do others. Our approach provides managers with additional criteria for evaluating country attractiveness, therefore, allowing for more comprehensive and informed FDI decisions to be made.
Fitting Social Capital, Informal Job Search, and Labor Market Outcomes in Hungary, 72-83
Bartus, Tamás
Although many studies examined the impact of (both accessed and mobilized) social capital on labor market outcomes, it is not clear what mechanisms are responsible for these "whom do you know" effects. The quest for mechanisms is important when one wishes to compare social capital effects across different societies. This paper explores the empirical implications of three mechanisms (extensive search, intensive search, and favoritism) for the relationship between accessed and mobilized social capital, on the one hand, and labor market outcomes, on the other. The derived implications are tested using data from a survey of young people who completed their secondary vocational education in 1998. I find that high status contacts seem to inform job seekers about jobs with higher income. This contact effect is especially large when the firm has personnel department. Analysis of job offer and job acceptance decisions shows that knowing a high status person increases the likelihood of rejecting a known job offer, and contacts who are employed at the firm do not increase the likelihood that the job seeker is offered the job. These findings imply that the extensive search mechanism is operating.
See you in the Funny Papers: Cartoons and Social Networks, 84-101
Freeman, Linton C.
In the present note, I will review some of the cartoons published in the last few years that focus on social networks. One aim is to entertain. But, at the same time, I will show cartoons that reveal the core ideas behind a wide range of important structural research. Cartoons of this sort might be used to provide the uninitiated with a painless introduction to some key network concepts and research findings.
Announcements, 102-122
Abstracts: 1999 Creation and Returns of Social Capital: Social networks in education and labor markets, 123-129
Abstracts - Social Capital 99, 130-140
Abstracts - Network Sampling Workshop, 141-150
Second International Network Sampling Workshop (INSW) 2 – 4 March, 2000
Abstracts - Articles, Papers and Chapters, 151-161
Abstracts - Books, 162-167

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