Biography

Mark Granovetter is the Joan Butler Ford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Professor Granovetter is currently concentrating on two main projects: One is a book with the preliminary title Society and Economy: The Social Construction of Economic Institutions, to be published by Harvard University Press. This volume represents an attempt to develop a new synthesis on the sociology of the economy. He is also conducting research on the sociology of industrial organization. One study is called the "Silicon Valley Network Analysis Project" (SiVNAP). This study inquires about Silicon Valley’s networks and their evolution over time, and also investigates the institutional complex that supports local industrial activity, including financial, educational, legal, and political sectors.