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What are the most useful resources you have found on network theory? Who are the thought leaders?
(In this case, we are talking about networks of people!)
Network Building and Weaving Tips
Network Theory - About Networks
(Links mined from Jenny A's article and Patti Anklam's site - need to cite properly)
University of Virginia Network Roundtable, source of research reports showing various applications of network analysis for enhancing knowledge sharing and organisational effectiveness.
The online community for learners and practitioners in the emerging field of Organizational Network Analysis.
Patti Anklams page about organizational network analysis
International Network for Social Network Analysis
A Practical Guide to Social Networks,
" by Rob Cross, Jeanne Liedtka, and Leigh Weiss.
Harvard Business Review,
March 2005, Reprint R0503H.
Making Invisible Work Visible: Using Social Network Analysis to Support Strategic Collaboration
, by Rob Cross, Stephen P. Borgatti, and Andrew Parker.
California Management Review,
Vol. 44, No. 2, Winter 2002
The People Who Make Organizations Go--or Stop
," by Laurence Prusak; Rob Cross,
Harvard Business Review
June 2002 Reprint R0206G
Knowing What We Know
," by Rob Cross, Andrew Parker, Laurence Prusak, and Stephen P. Borgatti, conference at Batten Institute, Darden School, University of Virginia.
Six Myths About Informal Networks and How To Overcome Them
" by Rob Cross, Nitin Nohria and Andrew Parker in
Sloan Management Review
Karen Stephenson's Quantum Theory of Trust
,” Art Kleiner, Shambhala Institute
, July 2005
Designs for Working
," Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker Magazine
"How Networks Reshape Organizations for Results," by Ram Charam.
Harvard Business Review,
"What Creates Energy in Organizations?" by Rob Cross, Wayne Baker, and Andrew Parker.
Sloan Management Review,
ODI's paper on Role of Networks
Network Thought Leaders
Rob Cross -
Patti Anklam -
Valdis Krebs -
Valdis Krebs produces analysis software called Inflow. He is an
ONA pioneer with 25 years experience
applying network analysis in organisations.
Steve Borgatti http://www.analytictech.com
distributes widely used network analysis tools UCINET and Netdraw.
: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Networks at Work and in the World by
The Hidden Power of Social Networks
, by Rob Cross & Andrew Parker 2004 is an organisational network analysis primer. Appendix A (p. 143) describes ‘Conducting and Interpreting a Personal Network Analysis’. Appendix B (p. 167) has ‘Tools for Promoting Network Connectivity’ including a ‘Personal Network Diagnostic’.
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