Drittmittel (DFG) - Prof. Braig
Julián Cárdenas is researcher at the Latin American Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. His main fields of interest are networks, elites, social capital, and research methods such as network analysis, qualitative comparative analysis and multivariate data analysis. Julian Cardenas is the director of the DFG-research project “Why are corporate elites interconnected by cohesive networks in some countries, and not in others? Cross-national and transnational analysis of corporate elite networks in Latin America”.
Julian Cardenas received is PhD in Sociology from the University of Barcelona. He was assistant professor at the Universidad de Antioquia, lecturer professor at the University of Barcelona, and postdoctoral researcher at the IESE Business School.
Julian Cardenas’ forthcoming article is: “Are Latin America's corporate elites transnationally interconnected? A network analysis of interlocking directorates” about business elite networks in Latin America.
The overall aim of this project is to comprehend why corporate elites are interconnected by cohesive networks in some countries, and by dispersed networks in others. In order to achieve it, the project will describe, compare and explain corporate elite networks formed by interlocking directorates and interlocking ownership across Latin American economies and on the transnational level. This project will contribute to theoretical debates on: corporate elite cohesion, ties between political and corporate elites, economic organization (or variety of capitalism) in Latin America, and the emergence of a transnational corporate elite in Latin America. At the methodological level, the project will employ social network analysis to examine network configuration, and fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis and exponential random graph models to analyze the factors that influence network configuration. It is expected to foster the interest of students and researchers in Latin American economic elites by disseminating results of the project and sharing the collected data.
Cárdenas, Julián (2016) Why do corporate elites form cohesive networks in some countries, and do not in others? Cross-national analysis of corporate elite networks in Latin America. International Sociology 31 (1): 341 – 363. (link to the article)
Cárdenas, Julián (2016) Enredando a las elites empresariales en América Latina: análisis de redes de interlocking directorates y propiedad en México, Chile, Perú y Brasil. América Latina Hoy. (download)
Cárdenas, Julián (2015) “Are Latin America's corporate elites transnationally interconnected? A network analysis of interlocking directorates”. Global Networks – A Journal of Transnational Affaris 15 (4): 424 – 445(download)
Cárdenas, Julián, Alejandro Guzmán, Carlos Sánchez y Juan David Vanegas (2015) “¿Qué se crea al fomentar el emprendimiento? Los principales impactos de la formación en este campo”. Universidad & Empresa 28 (17): 173 – 190 (download)
Jiménez, Mercedes, Alberto Ferrer, Liliana Chaves, Oscar E. Navarro, Juan G. Marín, Julián Cárdenas y Sandra C. Rodríguez (2015) “Análisis preliminar de un cuestionario de evaluación de la percepción social de la contaminación atmosférica”. Revista de Salud Pública 17 (5): 713 – 727 (download)