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Mark Granovetter: The Need to Take Social Processes as Seriously as the Economic or Psychological

  • Tue, Jun 1 2010
    • Mark Granovetter with Robert Sampson

On May 13, 2010, Mark Granovetter was inducted as the James Coleman Fellow of the Academy at the Newseum in Washington, DC. In inducting him, Robert S. Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, noted: “Professor Granovetter has had a profound impact on the study of how social structure, especially in the form of social networks, affects economic outcomes. His 1973 article in the American Journal of Sociology [AJS], ‘The Strength of Weak Ties,’ is a modern classic that launched a revolution in thinking.…His 1985 AJS article, ‘Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of…

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