Emergent Organizational Networks: The Case of Food Hub Managers’ Advice Network

Tatevik Avetisyan, R. Brent Ross


The literature on food hubs reveals networks play a critical role in food hub practitioners’ ability to gather information useful for their enterprises. However, there is a lack of knowledge on how the practitioners choose from whom to get information or advice. This study examines the role of individual-, tie-, and network characteristics on the likelihood of receiving advice. By collecting data from managers in the U.S. state of Michigan, the study applied the generalized linear mixed-effects regression method. The results show the strength of tie, transitivity, reciprocity, and alter’s area of expertise affect the likelihood of receiving advice.


Organizational networks; food hubs; social capital; advice

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v13i3.C2

ISSN 1869-6945


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