Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82236
Authors: 
Collet, Francois
Hedström, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2012:25
Abstract: 
This study investigates mechanisms of tie formation in an interorganizational network generated by the mobility of employees between organizations. We analyze a data set that contains information on all organizations in the Stockholm metropolitan area between 1990 and 2003. We show that the formation of new ties is contingent upon the direction of past ties, and that most connections occur at an intermediate geodesic distance of 2 and 3. The findings highlight the importance of tie direction and indirect connections in research on network dynamics and knowledge exchanges stemming from the mobility of employees across organizations.
Subjects: 
labor markets
mobility
interorganizational network
information flow
directed ties
JEL: 
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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