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Social Networking Analysis

Social Network Analysis is an exciting field that combines the mathematical discipline of graph theory and the social disciplines of organizational psychology and communications. Analyzing social networks can help both businesses and economic developers understand their industry, community, and target markets. We encourage you to explore our programs and initiatives in which we are analyzing regional social networks and are transforming the realm of product innovation.

June 25, 2016

Redundancy in Communication

Bandwidth, Redundancy and Fidelity in Supply Chain Communications Businesses exist and survive by reducing transaction costs, don’t believe me check out Ronald Coase he got a Noble prize for saying it. Even if it is not the sole intent, it is reasonable to point out that successful businesses work to streamline transactions in terms of both speed and cost. It is […]

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May 31, 2012

Utilizing Social Networks and Network Weaving

Social networks are recognized as one of the crucial factors contributing to success in careers and/or entrepreneurship. Globally competitive entrepreneurs rely on their social network of weak ties i.e. people they interact with rather infrequently, to access information and learn about new opportunities. Entrepreneurs with extensive weak ties in their network identify significantly more opportunities […]

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September 13, 2011

The Power of Social Networks

As soon as the term social network is heard, Facebook is what most of us think of, but it’s much more than just Facebook. Although Facebook has now become synonymous with social networking, an individual’s social network is the sum total of friends and acquaintances, people that may be called upon for information and guidance. […]

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June 1, 2011

RSA: Connected Communities

A fresh paper has been released by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) . The paper discusses a more personal version of social networks, referring to how individual citizens participate in community governance. It is interesting to look at how another government is looking at connecting the unconnected and working to make community. The Coalition […]

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March 18, 2011

Social Networks Will Change Innovation

Andrei Hagiu in the HBR looks at how social networks may change product innovation at large and small companies. While it is good to see an article that includes the point of view of the little guy, it still perhaps messes the point of product innovation.  Like most discussion of social network the author actually […]

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March 15, 2011

KTEC Cluster Strategy Development

Project Objective To support the development/implementation of the Kansas Technology Cluster Development Strategy through mapping social and innovation networks specific to targeted technology clusters. Statewide Technology Cluster Development Strategy The Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Denver Region recently partnered to develop a statewide Technology Cluster Development Strategy to identify […]

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March 11, 2011

Innovate Kansas: Core Projects

Goal: Increase the number of globally competitive innovative products and services produced in rural and/or distressed Kansas communities and regions   Targeted to: Individual companies, rural communities/regions, and distressed communities/regions   The network will specifically focus on: Profiling the innovation competencies, assets, capabilities, and needs of regions, communities, and their local companies, Developing the ability […]

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January 11, 2011

Social Network Analysis for North Central Kansas

One of the objectives of the project was to map the social networks that exist in the North Central Region among the economic development community. To that end, a brief social network form was sent out to economic development agents to fill out. The template had a list of key names of people dealing in […]

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