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Brexit Through the Lens of Network Science: The Position of the UK and London in the Global Corporate Network

In this blog post we look at the United Kingdom and London from a network perspective, investigating the connectedness of British corporations in the global network of corporate control. The aim is to give an alternative and/or complementary “social network analysis”-perspective for the lively discussions on a possible Brexit, here focusing on data related to corporate power and control. Introduction Brexit, …

Two PhD positions on corporate control and network analysis

Two fully funded PhD positions are available at CORPNET, University of Amsterdam. Closing date 1 May. Starting date (no later than) 1 september 2016. We’re a multidisciplinary team, bringing together political science, computer science, network science, sociology, and based at the Amsterdam Insitute for Social Science Research. We’re interested in networks of corporate control. See https://corpnet.uva.nl For …

The financial collapse and the impact on corporate elites

The 2008 financial collapse posed the biggest challenge to the global economy since the Great Depression. Unlike the 30’s the global economic governance system survived. A study of the University of Amsterdam explains how. The results are published in the journal ‘Global Networks’, Eelke Heemskerk, Meindert Fennema (UvA) and William K. Carroll (University of Victoria) show that …

CORPNET participates in new initiative to examine fossil fuel networks in Western Canada

Who is steering fossil fuel extraction in Western Canada and what influence do they wield? These central questions are driving a six-year research and public engagement initiative, Mapping the Power of the Carbon-Extractive Corporate Resource Sector, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The project brings together researchers, civil society organizations …

CORPNET gives plenary presentation at the CSS Winter Symposium in Cologne

We are glad to announce that the abstract “On Data Quality and Centrality Measures in Big Corporate Network Analysis” has been selected for a plenary presentation in the 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium 2015. Although often depicted as atomistic and individualistic market actors, corporations are tightly embedded in networks of power and control. They share board members (interlocking …