Winner of the Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title
"Knoke very aptly illustrates the importance of networks in the economy and thus helps to make concrete contributions to economic sociology... The book is an excellent introduction ... and would work well as a supplement for an introductory course in economic sociology and sociology of networks."
"A masterful integration of numerous and diverseprojects pertaining to economic networks."
"Scholarship on the role of social networks in economic exchange has been growing at a fast clip, suffusing through several regions of sociology and even into economics itself. David Knoke performs a signal service in ordering and integrating diverse streams of research - at every level from individual economic choices to the structure of the global economy - in this comprehensive, sagacious, and highly readable volume."
Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University
"David Knoke brings his years of experience analyzing political networks to a broad review of network mechanisms in economic sociology. This is a useful text for anyone interested in a quick, literate, and insightful overview of the burgeoning research on the ways social networks shape economic phenomena."
Ronald Burt, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
"Having shown the power of the structural approach in both political (1990) and organizational (2001) settings, Dr. Knoke now turns his clear eye to the structural foundations of our economic system. Skillfully bridging levels of analysis from the embeddedness of employees to connectivity in the global system, this book provides a wonderful overview of how economic understanding requires networks. This clear and careful book will be an asset to scholars across the social sciences."
James Moody, Duke Universityshow more