Research in social networks

Some social networks have started out with a purpose to link professionals and track their links – now they are back to this purpose. Students have for a long time posted surveys on blogs but also facebook pages. Now researchers have come to embrace social networks to disseminate their output – which itself can take the form of classical articles (“fresh from the oven, who wants a copy”), books or, perhaps more suitable for this purpose, webinars. (Here is a book on “Humanitarian Logistics – a Career for Women“, spotted through the Linkedin WISE platform, and a webinar on “SMART service supply chains“.) Conferences have their own facebook sites (e.g. CSCMP) and even journals and groups of journals (e.g. the Elsevier transportation facebook page). More seriously, here is a link to a book on social network analysis methods, and ironically, a network for social network analysis. And why not, there are even social networks dedicated to research

Gyöngyi

PS. The movie “the social network” should also be out by now.

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3 responses to “Research in social networks

  1. Thanks for the tip. I didn’t know Elsevier hat an FB page. I knew that Inderscience and many other publishers entertain blogs for disseminating their latest articles and books. Anyway, not sure this fits the bill, but I think Research Blogging is a another social outlet for research that deserves mentioning.

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  3. Now researchers have come to embrace social networks to disseminate their output – which itself can take the form of classical articles (“fresh from the oven, who wants a copy”), books or, perhaps more suitable for this purpose, webinars. (Here is a book on

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