Global Corporate Elite paper published in Sociologica

A new article by the CORPNET group has been published in issue 2 of 2016 of the sociologica journal. The piece, ‘Where is the global corporate elite? A large-scale network study of local and nonlocal interlocking directorates‘, is written by Eelke Heemskerk, Frank Takes, Javier Garcia-Bernardo and Jouke Huijzer and can be found here. Abstract Business élites reconfigure …

How Apple and Other Multinationals Avoid Taxes and Accountability: A Network Study of Offshore Finance

This blog post discusses existing research on the still rather opaque topic of offshore finance. Subsequently, it is outlined how the CORPNET team is going to shed some new light on this crucial topic by analyzing transnational ownership ties of multinational corporations utilizing complex networks methods and the ‘big data’ provided by the Orbis database. …

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 …