Appendix B

A Brief Survey of Your Social Network

The pages that follow provide you with a sample of a social network self-assessment survey. I use this survey with budding entrepreneurs to help them think about the social capital inputs into their entrepreneurial aspirations.

As a manager, beyond the topic of entrepreneurship, you might be interested in your (a) communication network, (b) information network, (c) problem-solving network, (d) knowledge network, (e) access network, or (f) career network. A communication network is the structure of an organization as represented in ongoing patterns of interaction, either in general or with respect to a given issue. For example, people on the same office floor may periodically congregate in the ...

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