Social Network Analysis
by Ines Mergel

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Social network applications - In the News

  • Anklam, P./Wolfberg, A. (2006): Creating Networks at the Defense Intelligence Agency, in: KM Review, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 10-15.
  • Casciaro, T./M. Sousa Lobo (2005). "Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools, and the Formation of Social Networks." Harvard Business Review June: 93-99.
  • Cross, R./J. Liedtka, et al. (2005). "A Practical Guide to Social Networks." Harvard Business Review March: 124-132.
  • Ehrlich, K. (2006): IBM - Untangling Office Connections, Interview in: BusinessWeek online.
  • Mandel, M. (2006): The Real Reason You're Working So Hard... - ... and what you can do about it, in: BusinessWeek Online.
  • Marks, P. (2006): Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites, in: NewSienctistTech, 06/09/2006.
  • Patton, S. (2005): Knowledge Management: Who knows whom, and who knows what, published online in: CIO magazine, June 15, 2005 .
  • Patton, S. (2005): Peeling The Relationship Onion: Social network analysis can track e-mail and uncover relationships that don't always make it into centralized contact databases published online in: CIO magazine, June 15, 2005.
  • Roush, W. (2006): New Social Networking Technology Packs a Wallop, in: MIT Technology Review (published online).
  • Uzzi, B./S. Dunlap (2005). "How to Build Your Network." Harvard Business Review December: 53-60.
  • Making those Connections Work, March 13, 2006 in: BusinessWeek Online.


  • Hanneman, Robert A. and Mark Riddle (2005):  Introduction to social network methods. Riverside, CA:  University of California, Riverside ( published in digital form - Free online introduction to Social Network Analysis)
  • Brandes, U. and T. Erlebach (2005). Network Analysis: Methodological Foundations. Berlin-Heidelberg.
  • Carrington, P. J., J. Scott, et al. (2005). Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
  • de Nooy, W., A. Mrvar, et al. (2005). Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek. New York.
  • Degenne, A. and M. Forsé (1999). Introducing Social Networks. London/Thousand Oaks/New Dehli, Sage Publications.
  • Freeman, Linton C. 2004. The Development of Social Network Analaysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science . Vancouver, BC Canada: Empirical Press.
  • Scott, J. (1991). Social Network Analysis: A Handbook. London.
  • Valente, T. W. (1995). Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations. Cresskill, Hampton Press.
  • Wasserman, S. and K. Faust (1994). Social network analysis: methods and applications. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

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Popular Books

  • Barabasi, A.-L. (2002). Linked: the new science of networks. Cambridge, MA, Perseus Publishing.

  • Watts, D. J. (2003). Six Degrees - The Science of a Connected Age. New York/London, W. W. Norton & Company.