A note on structural holes theory and niche overlap

J.P. Bruggeman, G. Carnabuci, Gianluca Carnabuci, Ivar Vermeulen

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Diffuse competition due to niche overlap between actors without (direct) ties with each other, constrains their structural autonomy. This is not dealt with in Burt’s mathematical model of his well-known structural holes theory. We fix his model by introducing a network measure of niche overlap.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalSocial networks
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Structural holes
  • Structural autonomy
  • Niche overlap
  • Diffuse competition
  • IR-79325
  • Competition
  • METIS-202469

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