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Call: 'Corporate Networks'

Sunday, January 24, 2021

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We are writing to seek your participation in this year's NETWORKS 2021, scheduled for 6-11 July, 2021 in Washington DC. If you are conducting research in "Corporate Networks" or "Networks of the Corporate Elite," we invite you to join our community of scholars doing similar work at this year's hybrid conference.

This year's joint conference of the Sunbelt and NetSci offers an especially rich opportunity to share your research. Below is the description of the "Corporate Networks" Organized Session (#11).

Corporate Networks: This session highlights the study of the role of social networks in consolidating the dominant position of business and economic elites. Applicants are invited to submit papers that use social network analysis at either local, national or transnational level. We’re particularly interested in research offering insights into the social attributes of dominant economic elites and their interdependencies with the political sphere through think tanks, clubs and informal groups. We also welcome papers that offer new empirical perspectives or analytical tools to understand how corporate networks are embedded into non-corporate forms of sociability, thus facilitating the connection of the economic realm with other social spheres. Papers may also explore how interlocking directorates help understand the transformation of business elites, especially when they are confronted with socio-political or financial crises. Finally, the session welcomes innovative approaches that combine social network analysis with qualitative or other quantitative methods (multiple correspondence analysis, sequence analysis, etc.).

To submit your abstract, please go to to enter your submission. Please note the deadline is 24 January, 2021. Decisions on submissions will be issued by 28 February, 2021. For more information about the conference, please visit:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the following session organizers:

Josh Murray,

Tarun Banerjee,

Mohamed Oubenal,

Roy Barnes,

We look forward to seeing you in Washington DC!