This wiki assembles resources researched and created by Jenny Ambrozek and Victoria Axelrod related to our presentations and workshop explaining how understanding and operating organizations as networks is critical for sustaining a 21st Century Organization. Please visit our blogfor current thinking or join us on Twitter as SageNetand VAxelrod.
Pointers to new approaches and research we've missed are welcomed. JA & VA.

2013 Resources

Business SNA List started by Roberto Dand in a Google Site is now crowd curated. It lists over a 100 SNA tools and practitioners.

The Classifieds . Are American spies the next victims of the Internet age?
"Many of the targeted drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen, for example, relied on social network analysis that included cell phone call data in combination with human intelligence." Daniel B. Prieto
Source: wwww.foreignpolicy.com via Valdis Krebs SOCNET SNA and Drone Strikes posting 2013-08-13

Resources for Thomas Falconer's NYU Advanced Seminar Social Media Management Class March 27, 2013

It was a pleasure spending time with you. Please explore this wiki general to discover network thinking and analytics. Here are some additional resources mentioned in our talk:

Lada Adamic's work at the University of Michigan and as a visiting fellow at Facebook. Find Adamic on Twitter at @adamic
Her Social Network Analysis course offered at Coursera. See a sample lecture on YouTube
Adamic teaches network analysis tool Gephi. Also look at NodeXL as a tool for social media network analysis.

Cameron Marlow Head Data Scientist at Facebook http://cameronmarlow.com/

Lars Backstrom, Data Scientist at Faceboook, Anatomy of Facebook Scan some of his publications to see the kind of social network research that will impact your work as social media managers.

James Governor's @monkchips post on Critical Mass: Bringing Physics to Social Network Pablum

Nicholas Christakis TED Talk How social networks predict epidemics

Resources for Enterprise 2.0 Summit Paris talk Social Group Analytics March 21, 2013

Social Network Analysis History and Basics

Jacob Moreno Sociograms Browse references to sociograms in "The Essential Moreno" available at Google Books
Leonard Euhler, graph theory foundations http://www.amt.edu.au/euler.html

Organizational Network Analysis Developments- Short List

David Krackhardt 1993 Informal Networks: The Company Behind the Chart Harvard Business Review

Bernardo Huberman & Lada Adamic 2004 Information Dynamics in a Networked World HP Labs Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Add German Flickr study

Patti Anklam, Rob Cross & Vic Gulas, 2005, Expanding the Field Vision

Rob Cross, Peter Gray, Shirley Cunningham, Mark Showers & Robert J. Thomas, 2010 The Collaborative Organization: How to Make Employee Networks Really Work MIT Sloan Review October 1

Sinan Aral, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, 2011 The Diversity-Bandwidth Tradeoff American Journal of Sociology

Personal Network Development to Grow Social Capital

Ron Burt & Don Ronchi, 2006 Teaching Executives to See Social Capital

Big Network Data Analysis

Facebook Research Team- Eytan Bashky Research on influencers, information diffusion, influence and content. See for example Rethinking Information Diversity in Networks


David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, 2010 Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World
Rob Cross & Robert J. Thomas, 2009, Driving Results through Social Networks
Ranjay Gulati, 2007, Managing Network Resources
Yochai Benkler, 2006 Wealth of Networks,
Rob Cross & Andrew Parker, 2004, Hidden Power of Social Networks
Duncan Watts, 2004, Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age 2
Ron Burt,1992, Structural Holes

Network Analysis Tools

Gephi Open Source Network & Systems Visualization & & exploration platform https://gephi.org/
NodeXL Marc Smith and colleagues http://nodexl.codeplex.com/
Inflow from Valids Krebs www.orgnet.com
Ucinet from Steve Borgatti http://www.analytictech.com/ucinet/

Note: Wolfram Research added social networks analytics to their Mathematica platform

Academic Researchers and Social Network Analysis Courses

Steve Borgatti, PhD International Center for Research on Social Networks and Businesss Links Center - University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky
Both Victoria and Jenny have taken the one week summer workshop on SNA and can attest to the caliber of the material and the participants.
This is a rigorous program at a great price AND come prepared to work.

Ron Burt, PhD University of Chicago
Teaches "Strategic Business Leadership: Driving Results through Social Capital" as part of the Booth School executive development programs
Here are the Winter 2011 syllabus and main slide decks for the Chicago Booth Executive MBA course, "Strategic Leadership" and its full-time equivalent, "Network Structures of Effective Management:" http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/ronald.burt/research/

Fabio Sabitini, PhD world class economist and organizer of Social Capital Gateway
Join his list for the latest research papers on networks and social capital here nep-soc@lists.repec.org

F. Other Items of Interest

Joseph Cloonan 2007 Supply Chain Team Relationship Management Guidelines for the Knowledge Enabled Engineerr.

To learn more about Executive Networks who kindly hosted this webinar, please go to http://executivenetworks.com/

Mapping Industry Networks

a. Optimice Australia analysis including:

__Global IT Industry Map__
__Global Media Industry 2006__
__Insurance Industry IT Contractual Alliances 1996-2005__
__Health Industry IT Contractual Alliances 1996-2005__
__Corporate Interlocks - Australian Stock Market - 2006__

b. FAS Research- An array of network analysis applications http://www.fas.at/caseshttp:www.fas.at/cases

Victoria Axelrod and Jenny Ambrozek welcome participants in our KMWorld Open Networks for Co-Generating Knowledge Workshop (2008-09-23). Thanks for participating and contributing to a rich conversation.

As promised here are links to records from the event as well as related resources that underpin the approach.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or reflections on the workshop and how you take the ideas forward in your organizations.

Discussion starting slides from Enterprise 2.0 Open June 10 are on Slideshare.


Thank you for visiting this wiki devoted to gathering resources that help us understand how networked organizations work. Our premise is organizations today reflect the relationship networks enabled by computer networks on which they increasingly operate.Organizational design choices are expanded by understanding and influencing social networks (how the work gets done). Promoting organizational, group and individual skill development around collaboration and effectve personal networking positively impacts productivity.


This is an open wiki. Please add information to enrich this shared space. Just hit the "edit button" and an editing window opens. Try it. If you have any questions or thoughts to offer privately please email Jenny Ambrozek, the wiki starter, at "jenny at sageway dot com".A good wiki practice is adding your name to the contributor list below to indicate your participation. Our goal is building a collection of resources to aid thinking about organizational and personal networks, and design for productive and healthy places for people to contribute and learn.To join an ongoing conversation about evolving "21st Century Organizations" please visit our blog.

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