relational embeddedness and
structural embeddedness. Normally
refers to a property of ties between nodes. Occasionally (and
confusingly) also used to refer to a property of nodes (in which case it
is a vague allusion to being in the thick of things, such as having high
Krackhardt, David. A Yoda-like
character much beloved in network analysis.
Multiplexity. The condition of having multiple types of ties
connecting the same two nodes. For example, A and B might be both
friends and coworkers.
Relational embeddedness. The
notion that some relations or interactions are embedded in others, such
as the idea that economic transactions are embedded in social
relationships. Often interpreted as strength of tie between two nodes,
or as multiplexity.
Simmelian tie. David Krackhardt's
version of structural embeddedness. The tie between A and B is simmelian
if it is reciprocated and if there exists node C that has reciprocated
ties to both A and B.
Structural embeddedness. A tie
between nodes A and B is embedded if there is a third party C that both
are connected to. The idea is that the presence of C
affects/constrains/enables the relationship between A and B. The more
third parties connected to both A and B, the more embedded is the tie
between A and B. See also Simmelian tie.