88171 - Networks Laboratory

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Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

This laboratory introduces concepts, methods and software tools for the analysis of organizational and inter-organizational networks, as a natural and applied complement to the relational perspective developed on more theoretical grounds in the Administrative Processes course. A the end of the course the student: - Is familiar with the relevance of networks in understanding organizations and their strategies; - Knows the main concepts developed in the field of “network analysis”; - Has a basic working knowledge of the data, methods and software required to perform the analysis of social and organizational networks.

Course contents

  • Role of relations within and between organizations
  • Introduction to basic techniques for analyzing networks
  • Laboratory practice of network analysis in the computer lab


  • Borgatti, S.P., Everett, M.G., Johnson, J.C., Analyzing Social Networks. Sage, 2018 (2nd edition)
  • Hanneman, R.A., Riddle, M., Introduction to Social Network Methods. University of California, Riverside, 2005

Teaching methods

Lecture, laboratory practice

Assessment methods

Laboratory assignments (network analysis)

Teaching tools


Software UCINET
info: http://www.analytictech.com/archive/ucinet.htm
download: https://sites.google.com/site/ucinetsoftware/downloads

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Raffaele Corrado