bridging ties

Theory of Extended Contact

Maxim Sytch, Adam Tatarynowicz, Ranjay Gulati

This study investigates the determinants of bridging ties within networks of interconnected firms. Bridging ties are defined as nonredundant connections between firms located in different network communities. We highlight how firms can enter into these relationships because of the incentives and opportunities for action that are […]

Rise and Fall of Small Worlds

Ranjay Gulati, Maxim Sytch, Adam Tatarynowicz

This paper explores the interplay between social structure and economic action by examining some of the evolutionary dynamics of an emergent network that coalesces into a small-world system. The study highlights the small-world system’s evolutionary dynamics at both the macro level of the network and the […]