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dc.contributor.authorSytch, Maxim
dc.contributor.authorTatarynowicz, Adam
dc.contributor.authorGulati, Ranjay
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-03T19:22:49Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationSytch, Maxim, Adam Tatarynowicz, and Ranjay Gulati. "Toward a Theory of Extended Contact: The Incentives and Opportunities for Bridging Across Network Communities." Organization Science 23 (November–December 2012): 1658–1681.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1047-7039en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10996806
dc.description.abstractThis 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 embedded in the existing network structure. Specifically, we propose that the dynamics of proximate network structures, which reflect firms' and their partners' direct connections, affect the formation of bridging ties by shaping the value-creation and value-distribution incentives for bridging. We also argue that the evolving global network structure affects firms' propensity to form bridging ties by shaping the structural opportunities for bridging. We test our theory using the network of partnership ties among firms in the global computer industry from 1991 to 2005. We find support for structural incentives and opportunities as influential precursors of bridging ties.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherINFORMSen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://orgsci.journal.informs.org/content/23/6/1658.abstracten_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectmotivation and incentivesen_US
dc.subjectopportunitiesen_US
dc.titleToward a Theory of Extended Contact: The Incentives and Opportunities for Bridging Across Network Communitiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalOrganization Scienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorGulati, Ranjay
dc.date.available2013-09-03T19:22:49Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1287/orsc.1110.0712
dash.contributor.affiliatedGulati, Ranjay


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