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 …

High Performance Computing grant receives

The CORPNET project has received a grant of EUR 41,500 for high performance computing facilities from the university’s High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) fund. The HPCN fund is available for non-standard eScience computing facilities and ICT infrastructure contributing to research and education. The grant will be spent on a server architecture for the CORPNET project, including an (online) …

About CORPNET

The CORPNET research group uncovers, investigates and aims to understand global networks of corporate control in contemporary global capitalism. The five year project started in September 2015 and is funded by the European Research Council (ERC starting grant). It is located at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam.