The duality of organizations and their attributes: Turning regression modeling "inside out

Ronald L Breiger, David Melamed

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Abstract

We reformulate regression modeling so that ideas often associated with field theory and social network analysis can be brought to bear at every stage in the computation and interpretation of regression coefficients in studies of organizations. Rather than "transcending" general linear reality, we seek to get more out of it. We formulate a dual to regression modeling based on using the variables to learn about the cases. We illustrate our ideas by applying the new approach to a database of hundreds of violent extremist organizations, focusing on understanding which groups use or pursue unconventional weapons (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
PublisherJAI Press
Pages263-275
Number of pages13
Volume40
ISBN (Print)9781783507511
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Volume40
ISSN (Print)0733558X

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regression
organization of studies
chemical weapon
field theory
network analysis
social network
interpretation
Duality
Modeling
Group
Social network analysis
Coefficients
Data base
Field theory

Keywords

  • Cbrn terrorism
  • Duality
  • Field theory
  • Regression modeling
  • Unconventional weapons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Breiger, R. L., & Melamed, D. (2014). The duality of organizations and their attributes: Turning regression modeling "inside out. In Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Vol. 40, pp. 263-275). (Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Vol. 40). JAI Press. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2014)0000040013

The duality of organizations and their attributes : Turning regression modeling "inside out. / Breiger, Ronald L; Melamed, David.

Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Vol. 40 JAI Press, 2014. p. 263-275 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Vol. 40).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Breiger, RL & Melamed, D 2014, The duality of organizations and their attributes: Turning regression modeling "inside out. in Research in the Sociology of Organizations. vol. 40, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 40, JAI Press, pp. 263-275. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2014)0000040013
Breiger RL, Melamed D. The duality of organizations and their attributes: Turning regression modeling "inside out. In Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Vol. 40. JAI Press. 2014. p. 263-275. (Research in the Sociology of Organizations). https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2014)0000040013
Breiger, Ronald L ; Melamed, David. / The duality of organizations and their attributes : Turning regression modeling "inside out. Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Vol. 40 JAI Press, 2014. pp. 263-275 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations).
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