When does brokerage matter? Citation impact of research teams in an emerging academic field

Collet, François, Robertson, Duncan and Lup, Daniela (2014) When does brokerage matter? Citation impact of research teams in an emerging academic field. Strategic Organization, 12 (3). pp. 157-179.

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Abstract

Through exposure to heterogeneous sources of knowledge, actors who broker between unconnected contacts are more likely to generate valuable output. We contribute to the theory of social capital of brokerage by considering the impact of field maturity. Using longitudinal data from the field of strategic management we find that the benefits of network brokerage are stronger during the early stages of field development and diminish as the field matures. The results of our study call for further research on the interplay between network structures and processes of field emergence.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2014 Sage
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 21355
Depositing User: Jennifer Basford
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 11:06
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2019 05:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21355

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