Simmelian tie(s) … is a type of an interpersonal tie, a concept used in the social network analysis.
For a simmelian tie to exist, there must be three (a triad) or more of reciprocal strong ties in a group. A simmelian tie is seen as an even stronger tie than a regular strong tie. A simmelian tie can be seen as a basic element of a clique. … full text on en.wikipedia;
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The Ties that torture, 28 pdf pages;
Leading Collective Intelligence, on Project Management, by Andrew Filev, February 12, 2009;
Leading collective capacity in culturally diverse schools, on CiteULike, by Allan Walker, Geoff Riordan;
My comment – just some of my green questions about women in elite’s old boys networks:
- Could it be that not enough women are accepting old boys networks’ hidden betrayals, meannesses, blackmailings?
- Could it be not enough women are able to give men the feeling of security needed to continue their normal dirty plays?
- What if too many women would be in place and they suddenly would disturb these long running mecanics? Is it this what men’s old boys networks are fearing?
- Is this the reason why almost all women refusing this hidden plays are quickly out of elite’s strata?