Quotation Willems, Jurgen, Jegers, Marc. 2012. Analysing board-director networks as small worlds: Theory and applications. In: Macroeconomics and Beyond - Essays in Honour of Wim Meeusen, Hrsg. Erreygers, Guido, Vermeire, Mieke, 260-297. Antwerp/Apeldoorn: Garant.




In this book chapter we review and refine three important contributions on the assessment of small world characteristics for the particular context of board-director networks. Particularly, we deal with the importance of (1) network components, (2) degree distribution, and (3) reference assumptions for a proper small world interpretation of board-director networks. By discussing these network characteristics in the context of board-of-director networks, we better integrate methodological procedures with theoretical interpretations. We exemplify our methodological and theoretical suggestions with a sample of Belgian health care organizations.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Analysing board-director networks as small worlds: Theory and applications
Title of whole publication Macroeconomics and Beyond - Essays in Honour of Wim Meeusen
Editor Erreygers, Guido, Vermeire, Mieke
Page from 260
Page to 297
Location Antwerp/Apeldoorn
Publisher Garant
Year 2012
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235411337_Analysing_Board-Director_Networks_as_Small_Worlds_Theory_and_Applications
ISBN 9789044128550
Open Access N


Willems, Jurgen (Details)
Jegers, Marc (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5234 Administrative science (Details)
5308 Management sciences (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5951 E-government (Details)
6906 Public research (Details)
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