The IRIOP Annual Review Issue
Article first published online: 6 AUG 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Supplement: The IRIOP Annual Review Issue
Volume 34, Issue S1, pages S82–S103, 2013
How to Cite
Brands, R. A. (2013), Cognitive social structures in social network research: A review. J. Organiz. Behav., 34: S82–S103. doi: 10.1002/job.1890
- Issue published online: 30 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 6 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 3 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 30 APR 2012
- cognitive social structures;
- social networks;
This review highlights one stream of work within the social network field, namely the work on cognitive social structures (CSS). First, CSS research is positioned within the field of social networks, and the key methods associated with CSS research are described. Research examining systematic biases in individuals' perceptions of social networks is covered, as is research examining the consequences of biased network perceptions (in terms of behaviors and outcomes). A research agenda is forwarded, suggesting three key directions for future research: the social capital of cognitive ties, extending and challenging network accuracy as a source of advantage and collective agency and organizational change. The overall goal is to invigorate research that moves beyond the description of cognitive social structures to an outcome-focused research paradigm. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.