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Selected Bibliography for Ronald S. Burt
Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy


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"Embedded Brokerage: Hubs Versus Locals," Ronald S. Burt and Jennifer L. Merluzzi, in D. J. Brass, G. Labianca, A. Mehra, D. S. Halgin and S. P. Borgatti: Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Social Networks (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 40). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Group, 2014, pp. 161-77

"How Many Names Are Enough? Identifying Network Effects with the Least Set of Listed Contacts." Jennifer Merluzzi and Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 2013, 35(3), pp. 331-37.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2013.03.004

"Social Network Analysis: Foundations and Frontiers on Advantage." Ronald S. Burt, Martin Kilduff and Stefano Tasselli; Annual Review of Psychology, 2013, 64(1), pp. 527-47.
http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-psych-113011-143828

"Path Dependent Network Advantage," Ronald S. Burt, Jennifer L. Merluzzi and John G. Burrows, Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, San Antonio, Texas, USA: ACM, 2013, pp. 1-2.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2441776.2441778

"Network-Related Personality and the Agency Question: Multirole Evidence from a Virtual World." Ronald S. Burt; American Journal of Sociology, 2012, 118(3), pp. 543-91.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/667856

"What's in a Name Generator? Choosing the Right Name Generators for Social Network Surveys in Healthcare Quality and Safety Research." Ronald S Burt, David O Meltzer, Michael Seid, Amy Borgert, Jeanette W Chung, Richard B Colletti, George Dellal, Stacy A Kahn, Heather C Kaplan, Laura E Peterson and Peter Margolis; BMJ Quality & Safety, 2012, 21(12), pp. 992-1000.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000521

Neighbor Networks : Competitive Advantage Local and Personal; Ronald S. Burt; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010

"Exploring the Use of Social Network Methods in Designing Healthcare Quality Improvement Teams." David Meltzer, Jeanette Chung, Parham Khalili, Elizabeth Marlow, Vineet Arora, Glen Schumock and Ronald S. Burt; Social Science & Medicine, 2010, 71(6), pp. 1119-30.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.05.012

"The Shadow of Other People: Socialization and Social Comparison in Marketing," Ronald S. Burt, in S. H. K. Wuyts, M. G. Dekimpe, E. Gijsbrechts and F. G. M. R. Pieters: The Connected Customer : The Changing Nature of Consumer and Business Markets. New York: Routledge, 2010, pp. 217-56

"Network Duality of Social Capital," Ronald S. Burt, in V. O. Bartkus: Social Capital : Reaching out, Reaching In. Cheltenham, UK ;Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2009, pp. 39-65

"Gossip and Reputation," Ronald S. Burt, in M. Lecoutre and P. Lièvre: Management Et Réseaux Sociaux : Ressource Pour L'action Ou Outil de Gestion? Paris: Hermès science publications, 2008, pp. 27-42

"Industry Performance and Indirect Access to Structural Holes," Ronald S. Burt, in B. Silverman: Network Strategy (Advances in Strategic Management, 25). Bingly: Emerald JAI, 2008, pp. 315-60

"Information and Structural Holes: Comment on Reagans and Zuckerman." Ronald S. Burt; Industrial and Corporate Change, 2008, 17(5), pp. 953-69.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtn033

"Llustration: Closure and Stability-Persistent Reputation and Enduring Relations among Bankers and Analysts," Ronald S. Burt, in J. E. Rauch: The Missing Links : Formation and Decay of Economic Networks. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2007, pp. 100-43

"Teaching Executives to See Social Capital: Results from a Field Experiment." Ronald S. Burt and Don Ronchi; Social Science Research, 2007, 36(3), pp. 1156-83.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2006.09.005

"Secondhand Brokerage: Evidence on the Importance of Local Structure for Managers, Bankers, and Analysts." Ronald S. Burt; Academy of Management Journal, 2007, 50(1), pp. 119-48.
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bsh&AN=24162082

"Review of 'Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks'." Ronald S. Burt; American Journal of Sociology, 2006, 112(1), pp. 310-12.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/507803

Brokerage and Closure : An Introduction to Social Capital; Ronald S. Burt; Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005

"Structural Holes and Good Ideas." Ronald S. Burt; American Journal of Sociology, 2004, 110(2), pp. 349-99.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/421787

"Competition, Contingency, and the External Structure of Markets," Ronald S. Burt, Miguel Guilarte, Holly J. Raider and Yuki Yasuda, in B. Silverman: The New Institutionalism in Strategic Management (Advances in Strategic Management, Volume 19). Bingly: Emerald JAI, 2002, pp. 167-217

"The Social Capital of Structural Holes," Ronald S. Burt, in M. F. Guillén: The New Economic Sociology : Developments in an Emerging Field. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2002, pp. 148-90

"Bridge Decay." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 2002, 24(4), pp. 333-63.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-8733(02)00017-5

Social Capital : Theory and Research; Nan Lin, Karen S. Cook and Ronald S. Burt; New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 2001

"Structural Holes Versus Network Closure as Social Capital," Ronald S. Burt, in N. Lin, K. Cook and R. S. Burt: Social Capital: Theory and Research. Sociology and Economics: Controversy and Integration series. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 2001, pp. 31-56

"Bandwidth and Echo: Trust, Information, and Gossip in Social Networks," Ronald S. Burt, in J. E. Rauch and A. Casella: Networks and Markets. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2001, pp. 30-74

"Attachment, Decay, and Social Network." Ronald S. Burt; Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2001, 22(6), pp. 619-43.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.106

"Decay Functions." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 2000, 22(1), pp. 1-28.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-8733(99)00015-5

"The Network Structure of Social Capital," Ronald S. Burt, in B. M. Staw and R. I. Sutton: Research in Organizational Behavior. Amsterdam; London and New York: Elsevier Science JAI, 2000, pp. 345-423

"The Social Capital of French and American Managers." Ronald S. Burt, Robin M. Hogarth and Claude Michaud; Organization Science, 2000, 11(2), pp. 123-47.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=1047-7039%28200003%2F04%2911%3A2%3C123%3ATSCOFA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-R

"Private Games Are Too Dangerous." Ronald S. Burt; Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 1999, 5(4), pp. 311.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009650500915

"Entrepreneurs, Distrust, and Third Parties: A Strategic Look at the Dark Side of Dense Networks," Ronald S. Burt, in L. L. Thompson, J. M. Levine and D. M. Messick: Shared Cognition in Organizations: The Management of Knowledge. Mahwah: Erlbaum, 1999, pp. 213-43

"The Social Capital of Opinion Leaders." Ronald S. Burt; Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1999, 566, pp. 37-54.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-7162%28199911%29566%3C37%3ATSCOOL%3E2.0.CO%3B2-D

"Not So Different after All: A Cross Discipline View of Trust." Denise M Rousseau, Sim B Sitkin, Ronald S. Burt and Camerer Colin; Academy of Management Review, 1998, 23(3), pp. 393.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0363-7425%28199807%2923%3A3%3C393%3AITSTFN%3E2.0.CO%3B2-J

"Personality Correlates of Structural Holes," Ronald S. Burt, in R. M. Kramer and M. A. Neale: Power and Influence in Organizations. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1998, pp. 221-50

"Personality Correlates of Structural Holes." Ronald S. Burt, Joseph E. Jannotta and James T. Mahoney; Social Networks, 1998, 20(1), pp. 63-87.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-8733(97)00005-1

"The Gender of Social Capital." Ronald S. Burt; Rationality and Society, 1998, 10(1), pp. 5-46.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/104346398010001001

"The Contingent Value of Social Capital." Ronald S. Burt; Administrative Science Quarterly, 1997, 42(2), pp. 339-65.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0001-8392%28199706%2942%3A2%3C339%3ATCVOSC%3E2.0.CO%3B2-W

"A Note on Social Capital and Network Content." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1997, 19(4), pp. 355-73.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-8733(97)00003-8

"Trust and Third-Party Gossip," Ronald S. Burt and Marc Knez, in R. M. Kramer and T. R. Tyler: Trust in Organizations: Frontiers of Theory and Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1996, pp. 68-89

"Social Contagion and Social Structure," Ronald S. Burt and Gregory A. Janicik, in D. Iacobucci: Networks in Marketing. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1996, pp. 32-49

"Boundaryless Careers and Social Capital," Holly J. Raider and Ronald S. Burt, in M. B. Arthur and D. M. Rousseau: The Boundaryless Career: A New Employment Principle for a New Organizational Era. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 187-200

"A Further Note on the Network Structure of Trust: Reply to Krackhardt." Ronald S. Burt and Marc Knez; Rationality and Society, 1996, 8(1), pp. 117-20.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/104346396008001006

Structural Holes : The Social Structure of Competition; Ronald S. Burt; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995

"Kinds of Third-Party Effects on Trust." Ronald S. Burt and Marc Knez; Rationality and Society, 1995, 7(3), pp. 255-92.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1043463195007003003

"Social Capital, Structural Holes and the Entrepreneur." Ronald S. Burt; Revue francaise de Sociologie, 1995, 36(4), pp. 599-628.

"Contingent Organization as a Network Theory: The Culture-Performance Contingency Function." Ronald S. Burt, Shaul M. Gabbay, Gerhard Holt and Peter Moran; Acta Sociologica, 1994, 37(4), pp. 345-70.
http://search.epnet.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&an=9503280393

"Measuring a Large Network Quickly." Ronald S. Burt and Don Ronchi; Social Networks, 1994, 16(2), pp. 91-135.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(94)90001-9

"Market Niche." Ronald S. Burt and Ilan Talmud; Social Networks, 1993, 15(2), pp. 133-49.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(93)90002-3

"The Social Structure of Competition," Ronald S. Burt, in R. Swedberg: Explorations in Economic Sociology. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1993, pp. 65-103

Structural Holes : The Social Structure of Competition; Ronald S. Burt; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992

"The Network Structure of Management Roles in a Large Matrix Firm." Ronald S. Burt and Norm Celotto; Evaluation and Program Planning, 1992, 15(3), pp. 303-26.

"Interorganization Contagion in Corporate Philanthropy." Joseph Galaskiewicz and Ronald S. Burt; Administrative Science Quarterly, 1991, 36(1), pp. 88-105.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0001-8392%28199103%2936%3A1%3C88%3AICICP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Y

"Measuring Age as a Structural Concept." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1991, 13(1), pp. 1-34.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(91)90011-H

"Detecting Role Equivalence." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1990, 12(1), pp. 83-97.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(90)90023-3

"Another Look at the Network Boundaries of American Markets." Ronald S. Burt and Debbie S. Carlton; American Journal of Sociology, 1989, 95(3), pp. 723-53.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-9602%28198911%2995%3A3%3C723%3AALATNB%3E2.0.CO%3B2-E

"Some Properties of Structural Equivalence Measures Derived from Sociometric Choice Data." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1988, 10(1), pp. 1-28.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(88)90008-1

"The Stability of American Markets." Ronald S. Burt; American Journal of Sociology, 1988, 94(2), pp. 356-95.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-9602%28198809%2994%3A2%3C356%3ATSOAM%3E2.0.CO%3B2-M

"A Note on the General Social Survey's Ersatz Network Density Item." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1987, 9(1), pp. 75-85.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(87)90019-0

"A Note on Missing Network Data in the General Social Survey." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1987, 9(1), pp. 63-73.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(87)90018-9

"Social Contagion and Innovation: Cohesion Versus Structural Equivalence." Ronald S. Burt; American Journal of Sociology, 1987, 92(6), pp. 1287-335.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-9602%28198705%2992%3A6%3C1287%3ASCAICV%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C

"A Note on Strangers, Friends and Happiness." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1987, 9(4), pp. 311-32.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(87)90002-5

"A Note on Sociometric Order in the General Social Survey Network Data." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1986, 8(2), pp. 149-74.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-8733(86)80002-8

"A Cautionary Note." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1986, 8(2), pp. 205-11.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-8733(86)80004-1

"A Note on Scaling the General Social Survey Network Item Response Categories." Ronald S. Burt and Miguel G. Guilarte; Social Networks, 1986, 8(4), pp. 387-96.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(86)90004-3

"Relation Contents in Multiple Networks." Ronald S. Burt and Thomas Schott; Social Science Research, 1985, 14(4), pp. 287-308.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0049-089X(85)90014-6

"Network Items and the General Social Survey." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1984, 6(4), pp. 293-339.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(84)90007-8

Corporate Profits and Cooptation : Networks of Market Constraints and Directorate Ties in the American Economy; Ronald S. Burt; New York: Academic Press, 1983

Applied Network Analysis : A Methodological Introduction; Ronald S. Burt and Michael J. Minor; Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1983

"Communication Networks: Toward a New Paradigm for Research." Ronald S. Burt; Sociology and Social Research, 1983, 67(3), pp. 344-46.

"Corporate Philanthropy as a Cooptive Relation." Ronald S. Burt; Social Forces, 1983, 62(2), pp. 419-49.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0037-7732%28198312%2962%3A2%3C419%3ACPAACR%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Q

Toward a Structural Theory of Action : Network Models of Social Structure, Perception, and Action; Ronald S. Burt; Quantitative Studies in Social Relations;; New York: Academic Press, 1982

"Testing a Structural Model of Perception: Conformity and Deviance with Respect to Journal Norms in Elite Sociological Methodology." Ronald S. Burt and Patrick Doreian; Quality and Quantity, 1982, 16(2), pp. 109-50.
http://www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=mu5076r087x54553

"A Note on Inferences Regarding Network Subgroups." Ronald S. Burt and Wm M. Bittner; Social Networks, 1981, 3(1), pp. 71-88.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(81)90006-X

"Studying Status/Role-Sets as Ersatz Network Positions in Mass Surveys." Ronald S. Burt; Sociological Methods and Research, 1981, 9(3), pp. 313-37.

"Comparative Power Structures in American Communities." Ronald S. Burt; Social Science Research, 1981, 10(2), pp. 115-76.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0049-089X(81)90002-8

"Autonomy in a Social Topology." Ronald S. Burt; American Journal of Sociology, 1980, 85(4), pp. 892-925.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-9602%28198001%2985%3A4%3C892%3AAIAST%3E2.0.CO%3B2-J

"Network Power Structures from Informant Perceptions." Ronald S. Burt, Katharyn L. Lieben and Michael G. Fischer; Human Organization, 1980, 39(2), pp. 121-33.

"Models of Network Structure." Ronald S. Burt; Annual Review of Sociology, 1980, 6, pp. 79-141.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.so.06.080180.000455

"Actor Interests in a Social Topology: Foundation for a Structural Theory of Action." Ronald S. Burt; Sociological Inquiry, 1980, 50(2), pp. 107-32.

"On the Functional Form of Corporate Cooptation: Empirical Findings Linking the Intensity of Market Constraint with the Frequency of Directorate Ties." Ronald S. Burt; Social Science Research, 1980, 9(2), pp. 146-77.

"Testing a Structural Theory of Corporate Cooptation: Interorganizational Directorate Ties as a Strategy for Avoiding Market Constraints on Profits." Ronald S. Burt, Kenneth P. Christman and Harold C. Kilburn, Jr.; American Sociological Review, 1980, 45(5), pp. 821-41.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0003-1224%28198010%2945%3A5%3C821%3ATASTOC%3E2.0.CO%3B2-U

"Innovation as a Structural Interest: Rethinking the Impact of Network Position on Innovation Adoption." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1980, 2(4), pp. 327-55.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(80)90002-7

"Cooptive Corporate Actor Networks: A Reconsideration of Interlocking Directorates Involving American Manufacturing." Ronald S. Burt; Administrative Science Quarterly, 1980, 25(4), pp. 557-82.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0001-8392%28198012%2925%3A4%3C557%3ACCANAR%3E2.0.CO%3B2-0

"A Structural Theory of Interlocking Corporate Directorates." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1979, 1(4), pp. 415-35.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(78)90006-0

"Disaggregating the Effect on Profits in Manufacturing Industries of Having Imperfectly Competitive Consumers and Suppliers." Ronald S. Burt; Social Science Research, 1979, 8(2), pp. 120-43.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0049-089X(79)90006-1

"Relational Equilibrium in a Social Topology." Ronald S. Burt; Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 1979, 6(2), pp. 211-52.

"Structures of Well-Being: Sufficient Conditions for Identification as Restricted Covariance Models." Ronald S. Burt, Michael G. Fischer and Kenneth P. Christman; Sociological Methods and Research, 1979, 8(1), pp. 111-20.

"Structure of Well-Being: Form, Content, and Stability over Time." Ronald S. Burt, James A. Wiley, Michael J. Minor and James R. Murray; Sociological Methods and Research, 1978, 6(3), pp. 365-407.

"Stratification and Prestige among Elite Experts in Methodological and Mathematical Sociology Circa 1975." Ronald S. Burt; Social Networks, 1978, 1(2), pp. 105-58.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(78)90017-5

"Cohesion Versus Structural Equivalence as a Basis for Network Subgroups." Ronald S. Burt; Sociological Methods and Research, 1978, 7(2), pp. 189-212.

"Feelings of Power in a Corporate Society." Ronald S. Burt; Social Indicators Research, 1977, V4(1), pp. 317-36.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00353136

Actors in Structures : Empirical Statics; Ronald S. Burt; Ph.D Dissertation, University of Chicago, 1977.

"Power in a Social Topology." Ronald S. Burt; Social Science Research, 1977, 6(1), pp. 1-83.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0049-089X(77)90001-1

"Positions in Multiple Network Systems, Part One: A General Conception of Stratification and Prestige in a System of Actors Cast as a Social Topology." Ronald S. Burt; Social Forces, 1977, 56(1), pp. 106-31.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0037-7732%28197709%2956%3A1%3C106%3APIMNSP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-P

"Positions in Multiple Network Systems, Part Two: Stratification and Prestige among Elite Decision-Makers in the Community of Altneustadt." Ronald S. Burt; Social Forces, 1977, 56(2), pp. 551-75.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0037-7732%28197712%2956%3A2%3C551%3APIMNSP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-U

Conducting Social Research; Nan Lin, Ronald S. Burt and John C. Vaughn; New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976

"Interpretational Confounding of Unobserved Variables in Structural Equation Models." Ronald S. Burt; Sociological Methods and Research, 1976, 5(1), pp. 3-52.

"Positions in Networks." Ronald S. Burt; Social Forces, 1976, 55(1), pp. 93-122.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0037-7732%28197609%2955%3A1%3C93%3APIN%3E2.0.CO%3B2-G

"Corporate Society: A Time Series Analysis of Network Structure." Ronald S. Burt; Social Science Research, 1975, 4(4), pp. 271-328.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0049-089X(75)90001-0

"Differential Effects of Information Channels in the Process of Innovation Diffusion." Nan Lin and Ronald S. Burt; Social Forces, 1975, 54(1), pp. 256-74.
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0037-7732%28197509%2954%3A1%3C256%3ADEOICI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-H

"The Differential Impact of Social Integration on Participation in the Diffusion of Innovations." Ronald S. Burt; Social Science Research, 1973, 2(2), pp. 125-44.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0049-089X(73)90015-X

 

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