SOCIOL 347: Managing Networks
Instructor: Brian Southwell
Networks are pervasive in the social, economic, political and natural worlds. Network data and methods – and concurrently our ability to conceptualize and analyze networks – have expanded dramatically in recent years, and Duke is a central location in which this research is being conducted. This course is about the role that networks play in organizations. It is also about how networks affect a large number of significant behaviors and processes. Students will learn to harness the incredible power of social, economic and political networks. They will also develop research, writing and quantitative analysis skills with a focus on business organizations. This course is relevant for students interested in Markets and Management and leadership positions.