Network Theory in East Asian Society

Monday, July 14, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:20 PM
Room: 413
RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)

Language: English

Papers in this session draw on theories of networks relevant to East Asian society. We welcome empirical research highlighting the utility of the concept, the need for adaptation, or the fundamental revision of network theories. Extension of the concept to other topics of particular relevance in East Asia such as studies of social capital, of state-society relations, or of network dynamics in organization theory would likewise be relevant. An emerging dialogue on regional integration has spurred studies of cross-border networks, whether among consumers in the expanding Asian urban middle class, or of production networks moving products and technology across the region. Our goal is both a stronger empirical base and clearer theoretical direction. But the enterprise of refinement and refocusing of concepts for the East Asian context depends in part on a dialogue between East and West. Both in papers and discussions we hope to stimulate an exchange on network theory and application that facilitates new streams of research and interaction between theorists and those in empirical research
Session Organizers:
Dennis MCNAMARA, Georgetown University, USA and Jeong-han KANG, Yonsei University, South Korea
Yonghak KIM, Yonsei University, South Korea
Network Diversity and Educational Inequality: A Case Study Of China (Oral Presentation)
Ka-Yi FUNG, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Business Network Theory and the Role of Country of Origin (Oral Presentation)
Emanuela TODEVA, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Changes in Social Interactions in Reform-Era Urban China (Oral Presentation)
Felicia Feng TIAN, Fudan University, China; Nan LIN, Duke University, USA

A Mathematical Model of Status Hierarchy (Distributed Paper)
Hiroki TAKIKAWA, Tohoku University, Japan

The Guanxi Hierarchy - Family Ties and Finance in China's SMEs (Distributed Paper)
Shuixiong WANG, Renmin University of China, China

Social Capital, Mobilized Information Networks, and Risky Investment (Distributed Paper)
Wei-Cheng CHIU, Louisiana State University, USA

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