The Holes in Structural Holes Theory (A Literature Review)

Berto, Agustinus Rusdianto and Sunarwinadi, Ilya Revianti Sudjono (2019) The Holes in Structural Holes Theory (A Literature Review). In: 1st Social and Humaniora Research Symposium, 23 October 2018, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Criticisms against structural holes theory have led to serious debates about the existence of the roles of tertius gaudens in managing various types of information. This research aims at mapping the fundamental debates of structural holes theory. Accordingly, the author has reviewed sixty (60) previous studies discussing structural holes theory. This study unveils three (3) holes in structural holes theory which are able to explain the metamorphosis of the roles of tertius gaudens. Firstly, concerning the weak and strong ties as the social capital. Secondly, tertius iungens as the hole of tertius gaudens. And thirdly, the role-changing strategy of tertius gaudens and tertius iungens (nexus). In addition, this study also reveals a potential for simultaneous roles of the two tertius which has never been discussed on previous studies. Therefore, further studies need to examine those multiplexity roles by conducting quantitative or qualitative network-analysis studies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: structural holes; tertius gaudens; tertius iungens
Subjects: 100 Philosophy and Psychology > 100 Philosophy > 104 Essays
300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology > 301 Sociology and anthropology
300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology > 302 Social interaction, Interpersonal interaction > 302.17 Social Psychoanalysis
Divisions: Faculty of Communication > Strategic Communication
Depositing User: Administrator UMN Library
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2021 15:14
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 01:36

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