The paradox of weak ties in 55 countries.

Gee, Laura Katherine.

Jones, Jason J.

Burke, Moira.

Fariss, Christopher J.

Fowler, James H., 1970-


  • People find jobs through their social networks using ties of different strengths. Intuitively weak ties might be less useful because people communicate less often with them, or more useful because they provide novel information. Granovetter's early work showed that more job-seekers get help via acquaintances than friends (Granovetter, 1973) However, recent work on job-finding (Gee et al., 2017) ... read more
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  • Gee, Laura K., Jason J. Jones, Christopher J. Fariss, Moira Burke, and James H. Fowler. "The Paradox of Weak Ties in 55 Countries." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 133 (January 2017): 362-372. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2016.12.004.
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