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Unformatted text preview: have skills, motivation, training, then best person should get the job because it is a fair playing field If ability to get job depends on knowing right people, that cuts into the idea of universalism Networks: Tend to feel better about job if you got it through a contact 6 degrees of separation Ron Burt Positions where you are in an intermediary position between different clusters Everyone is connected Structural holes: better jobs, promoted faster, more money in jobs they are in, higher profit rates Having contacts that are disconnected from one another, occupy structural holes, are more creative, have more diverse forces...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 315 taught by Professor Mizruchi during the Winter '09 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '09