How markets are constructed via networks? How networks are created, transformed and adapted to a particular market context? Are networks of individuals and firms competitive advantage on the market or not? The book brings together 16 contributions of researchers from Europe, North and South America that theoretically and empirically explore these central questions by using different social network approaches. Some of the papers examine market opening and closing as an interaction of global orders and national traditions, while others highlight the processes located at different institutional and organizational levels.
The volume addresses scholars and students interested in economic sociology and social network approach but also all those interested in current market developments.Tanya Chavdarova is Associate Professor of Economic Sociology and Director of MA Program on "Labour Markets and Human Resources Development" at the Department of Sociology, University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski".
Petya Slavova is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Professions at the Department of Sociology, University df Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski".
Svetla Stoeva is Assistant Professor of Economic Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski".