People ask a lot about structural holes. Here is professor Burt’s paper linked below. The concept changed everything. It has had an enormous impact on network analysis and business management. A lot of the real work of network leadership is about brokering structural holes.
Network analysis is the lens to discover, broker structural holes and optimize leadership ability.
Burt’s concepts are cited a staggering number of times on Google Scholar.
Structural Holes versus Network Closure as Social Capital
– By Ronald S. Burt, University of Chicago