When does brokerage matter? Citation impact of research teams in an emerging academic field

François Collet, Duncan A. Robertson, Daniela Lup

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Abstract

Through exposure to heterogeneous sources of knowledge, actors who broker between unconnected contacts are more likely to generate valuable output. We contribute to the theory of social capital of brokerage by considering the impact of field maturity. Using longitudinal data from the field of strategic management we find that the benefits of network brokerage are stronger during the early stages of field development and diminish as the field matures. The results of our study call for further research on the interplay between network structures and processes of field emergence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-179
Number of pages23
JournalStrategic Organization
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Academic research
  • brokerage
  • field maturity
  • teams

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