Welcome to ORIO, a research program on Networks & Regulation

cropped-test-orio_v4.jpgORIO  (Observatoire des Réseaux Intra- et Inter-Organisationnels) is a research network created in 2003 to facilitate the implementation of a research program in neo-structural sociology. It is currently funded by the Institut Universitaire de France (http://www.iufrance.fr/les-membres-de-liuf/membre/414-emmanuel-lazega.html)


and by the Réseau National des Systèmes Complexes (rnsc.fr/).rnsc-banner

It develops and applies multilevel and dynamic, social and organizational network analyses in social settings, including institutions, companies, cooperatives, non profit organizations or markets, i.e. the meso level of society and the economy. Its members measure and model the generic social processes that help collectives manage the dilemmas of collective action: solidarities and exclusions, learning and socialization, social control and conflict resolution, regulation and institutionalization. Our goal is to share methods, techniques and insights that are needed for complex social and ortanizational, dynamic and multilevel network studies.

Forthcoming in ‘Economic Sociology: European Electronic Newsletter’ (2018)

Neo-structural economic sociology beyond embeddedness: Relational infrastructures and social processes in markets and market institutions


By Julien Brailly, Catherine Comet, Sébastien Delarre, Fabien Eloire, Guillaume Favre, Emmanuel Lazega, Lise Mounier, Jaime Montes-Lihn, Mohamed Oubenal, Elise Penalva-Icher, Alvaro Pina-Stranger, Marta Varanda

We thank Olivier Godechot for his invitation to present our work in this Newsletter and Bruce Cronin for comments on a first draft.




ORIO Meeting, December 2018, on GDPR and social network data in academic research.

NetSci 2018 Conference Satellite Meeting (https://www.netsci2018.com/satellites), Paris, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, More than complex: large and rich network structures, Organizers: Floriana Gargiulo, Sylvie Huet, Emmanuel Lazega, Paola Tubaro

Recent meetings

ORIO Meeting, 27th February – 1st March, 2017, Dynamics of multilevel social network analysis in practice, at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, 19 rue Amélie, 75007 Paris, Metro La Tour – Maubourg. Organizers: Emmanuel Lazega and Tom Snijders, with help from Stéphanie Dubois

ORIO 2016 Meeting at the University of Rennes, organized by Alvaro Pina-Stranger:  programme_journee_orio-numerinnov_23_nov-2016_rennes