dr. Rense Corten
R.Corten@uu.nl
Universitair hoofddocent
Maatschappijwetenschappen - Sociologie
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Profiel

Rense Corten is universitair hoofddocent bij de afdeling Sociologie. Hij doet onderzoek naar samenwerking en vertrouwen in relatie tot (de dynamiek van) sociale netwerken, met empirische toepassingen zoals netwerken van adolescenten, sociale media netwerken, de deeleconomie, online criminele netwerken en labexperimenten. In 2016 ontving hij een NWO Vidi-subsidie voor een onderzoeksproject naar oorzaken en gevolgen van vertrouwen in de deeleconomie. 

Wetenschappelijke expertises
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Curriculum vitae

Education
2009     Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Utrecht University

2004     M.S. in Sociology, Utrecht University

 

Academic Positions

 

2017-present: Associate professor at the department of Sociology/ICS, Utrecht University

 

2013-2017: Assistant professor at the department of Sociology/ICS, Utrecht University

 

2012-2013: Assistant professor at the department of Sociology, Tilburg University

 

2011-2012: researcher at the department of Sociology/ICS, Utrecht University

 

2010 – 2011: Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University

2009 – 2010: Postdoctoral researcher at the department of Sociology/ICS, Utrecht University

 

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Sleutelpublicaties

Hofstra, B., Corten, R., van Tubergen, F.A. & Ellison, Nicole (03-05-2017). Sources of Segregation in Social Networks - A Novel Approach Using Facebook . American Sociological Review, 82 (3), (pp. 625-656) (32 p.).

Przepiorka, W., Norbutas, L. & Corten, R. (01-12-2017). Order without law: Reputation promotes cooperation in a cryptomarket for illegal drugs. European Sociological Review, 33 (6), (pp. 752-764).

Corten, R. (2014). Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behavior in Social Dilemmas. (186 p.). Chichester: Wiley.

Bojanowski, M.J. & Corten, R. (2014). Measuring Segregation in Social Networks. Social Networks, 39, (pp. 14-32) (19 p.).

Corten, R. & Buskens, V.W. (2010). Co-evolution of conventions and networks: an experimental study. Social Networks, 32 (1), (pp. 4-15) (12 p.).

Alle publicaties
  Boeken
Corten, R. (2014). Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behavior in Social Dilemmas. (186 p.). Chichester: Wiley.
  Artikelen
Vriens, Eva & Corten, Rense (01-07-2018). Are bridging ties really advantageous? An experimental test of their advantage in a competitive social learning context. Social Networks, 54, (pp. 91-100) (10 p.).
Norbutas, Lukas & Corten, Rense (2018). Sustainability of generalized exchange in the sharing economy - The case of the “freecycling” facebook groups. International Journal of the Commons, 12 (1), (pp. 111-133) (23 p.).
Corten, R. (2018). Vertrouwen binnen de deeleconomie. Sociologie Magazine, (pp. 27-29).
ter Huurne, Maarten, Ronteltap, Amber, Corten, R. & Buskens, V.W. (2017). Antecedents of trust in the sharing economy - A systematic review. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 16 (6), (pp. 485-498) (14 p.).
Przepiorka, W., Norbutas, L. & Corten, R. (01-12-2017). Order without law: Reputation promotes cooperation in a cryptomarket for illegal drugs. European Sociological Review, 33 (6), (pp. 752-764).
Hofstra, B., Corten, R., van Tubergen, F.A. & Ellison, Nicole (03-05-2017). Sources of Segregation in Social Networks - A Novel Approach Using Facebook . American Sociological Review, 82 (3), (pp. 625-656) (32 p.).
Corten, Rense, Rosenkranz, Stephanie, Buskens, Vincent & Cook, Karen S. (01-07-2016). Reputation Effects in Social Networks Do Not Promote Cooperation - An Experimental Test of the Raub & Weesie Model. PLoS One, 11 (7).
Hofstra, B., Corten, R. & van Tubergen, F.A. (03-10-2016). Understanding the privacy behavior of adolescents on Facebook - The role of peers, popularity and trust. Computers in Human Behavior, 60, (pp. 611-621) (10 p.).
Hofstra, B., Corten, R. & van Tubergen, F.A. (2016). Who was first on Facebook? Determinants of early adoption among adolescents. New Media and Society, 18 (10), (pp. 2340-2358).
Hofstra, Bas, Corten, Rense & Buskens, Vincent (01-10-2015). Learning in social networks - Selecting profitable choices among alternatives of uncertain profitability in various networks. Social Networks, 43, (pp. 100-112) (13 p.).
Bojanowski, M.J. & Corten, R. (2014). Measuring Segregation in Social Networks. Social Networks, 39, (pp. 14-32) (19 p.).
Parigi, P., State, B., Dakhlallah, D., Corten, R. & Cook, K. S. (2013). A Community of Strangers: The Dis-Embedding of Social Ties. PLoS One, 8 (7).
Corten, R. & Knecht, A.B. (2013). Alcohol use among adolescents as a coordination problem in a dynamic network. Rationality and Society, 25 (2), (pp. 146-177) (32 p.).
Corten, R. (2013). Sociale media als bron voor onderzoek. Sociologie Magazine, 21 (2), (pp. 28-29) (2 p.).
Corten, R., Maas, I. & Snijders, C.C.P. (2013). Status attainment as a competitive process: a theoretical and empirical study on the implications of Boudon’s status attainment model. Sociologica: Italian Journal of Sociology, 2013 (3).
Frey, V.C., Corten, R. & Buskens, V.W. (2012). Equilibrium Selection in Network Coordination Games: An Experimental Study. Review of Network Economics, 11 (3).
Bojanowski, M.J., Corten, R. & Westbrock, B. (2012). The structure and dynamics of the global network of Inter-Firm R&D partnerships 1989-2002. Journal of Technology Transfer, 37 (6), (pp. 967-987) (21 p.).
Corten, R. (2011). Visualization of social networks in Stata using multidimensional scaling. Stata Journal, 11 (1), (pp. 53-63) (11 p.).
Corten, R. & Buskens, V.W. (2010). Co-evolution of conventions and networks: an experimental study. Social Networks, 32 (1), (pp. 4-15) (12 p.).
Buskens, V.W., Corten, R. & Weesie, H.M. (2008). Consent or conflict: coevolution of coordination and networks. Journal of Peace Research, 45 (2), (pp. 205-222) (18 p.).
Corten, R. & Dronkers, J (2006). School achievement of pupils from the lower strata in public, private government-dependent and private government-independent schools: A cross-national test of the Coleman-Hoffer thesis. Educational Research and Evaluation, 12 (2), (pp. 179-208) (30 p.).
Corten, R. & Dronkers, J (2005). Schoolprestaties van leerlingen uit de lagere strata op openbare, bijzondere en privé scholen: een cross-nationale test van de Coleman & Hoffer these. Pedagogische Studien, 82 (3), (pp. 205-222) (18 p.).
  Boekdelen / hoofdstukken
Raub, Werner, Buskens, Vincent & Corten, Rense (2015). Social dilemmas and cooperation. In N. Braun & N.J. Saam (Eds.), Handbuch Modellbildung und Simulation in den Sozialwissenschaften (pp. 597-626). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften / Springer Fachmedien.
Buskens, Vincent, Corten, Rense & Raub, Werner (2015). Social networks. In N. Braun & N.J. Saam (Eds.), Handbuch Modellbildung und Simulation in den Sozialwissenschaften (pp. 663-687). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften / Springer Fachmedien.
Zijdeman, R.L. & Corten, R. (2012). De keuze van de huwelijksgetuige. Sterke en zwakke bindingen in gemeentelijke context (Nederland, 1851-1935). In B.G.M. Völker (Eds.), Over gaten, bruggen en witte paters – sociaal kapitaal in sociologisch onderzoek. Liber Amicorum voor Henk Flap (pp. 171-183) (13 p.). Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers.
Corten, R. & Buskens, V.W. (2011). Game theory and networks. In G. Barnett (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Social Networks (pp. 303-306) (1112 p.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Corten, R. & Cook, K.S. (2009). Cooperation and reputation in dynamic networks. In M. Paolucci (Eds.), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Reputation: Theory and Technology (pp. 20-34) (226 p.).

A selection of current working papers:

Corten, Rense, Beate Völker, and Gerald Mollenhorst. 2015. “Neighborhood Cohesion and Generalized Exchange in the Sharing Economy.” Utrecht: Utrecht University.

Keijzer, Marijn A, and Rense Corten. 2016. “In Status We Trust: A Vignette Experiment on Socioeconomic Status and Reputation Explaining Interpersonal Trust in Peer-to-Peer Markets.”

Norbutas, Lukas, Rense Corten, and Stijn Ruiter. 2017. “Sellers’ Communication with Buyers as a Signal of Trustworthiness in a Dark Web Cryptomarket.”

Norbutas, Lukas, and Rense Corten. 2017. “Sustainability of Generalized Exchange in the Sharing Economy: The Case of ‘freecycling’ Facebook Groups.”

 

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 Gefinancierde projecten (zie voor verdere onderzoeksthema's onderaan):

Project:
Oorzaken en gevolgen van vertrouwen in de deeleconomie
01-09-2016 tot 31-08-2021
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

Onder welke voorwaarden is vertrouwen tussen vreemden mogelijk in interacties in de deeleconomie, en in hoeverre leidt de deeleconomie tot meer sociale cohesie? Dit project onderzoekt deze vragen met een combinatie van methoden: laboratorium-experimenten, online experimenten, digitale gebruikersdata en vragenlijstdata.

Rol: Onderzoeksleider & uitvoerder Financiering
2e geldstroom - NWO: NWO Vidi
Projectleden
Project:
Trust on the Dark Web
01-09-2015 tot 31-08-2019
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

Why would anyone engage in risky business with a total stranger? In this project, we analyze how criminals cooperate on Dark Web forums. We use rational choice and game theoretical explanations of individual trust and study effects of reputation, information diffusion and rule enforcement on exchanges in Dark Web criminal networks. We use text mining techniques, advanced social network analysis and agent-based models on unique longitudinal data of online exchanges from more than 13,000 Tor forum hosts to answer our research question.

Rol: Co-promotor Financiering
2e geldstroom - NWO: NWO Onderzoekstalent
Projectleden

Afgesloten projecten

Project:
Grouping without Borders: Transnational Creative Knowledge Migrants in Digital Urban Space 20-04-2016 tot 01-09-2017
Algemene projectbeschrijving

The project focuses on transnational knowledge migrants (i.e. urban designers at the intersection with technology, culture and sustainability) in the creative industries and their role in shaping the urban as digital space. Creative knowledge migrants constitute an ideal case since they are "transversal enablers" that are able to connect local urban spaces to global ones. An analysis of their use of social media in cities allows for an understanding of the ways physical and digital spaces intersect and the role of these migrants in shaping the local through communicative practice and grouping processes. We carry out a pilot that will allow us to test the methodology based on language technology and social network analysis.

 
Rol: Uitvoerder Financiering
1e geldstroom: UU Seed Funding Institutions
Projectleden

Further research themes:

Cooperation and trust in dynamic networks
Much sociological research suggests that certain types of network structures, in particular structures with much closure, promote cooperation in social dilemmas. If that is the case, then how can we explain the emergence of these network structures? Under what conditions are actors willing to invest in social cohesion? We address such questions using formal theoretical models, simulations, and laboratory experiments. 
Collaborators: Vincent Buskens, Vincenz Frey, Stephanie Rosenkranz, Werner Raub, Karen S. Cook, Roeliene van Es.

Learning in social networks
One of the best known aspects of social networks is their capacity to transmit information, which in turn leads to differential access to valuable information by actors with different network positions (i.e., "the strength of weak ties" or "structural holes"). Yet, studies in which a causal connection between network structure and learning is empirically established are relatively rare. In a number of experiments, we study how actors use information obtained via a social network to solve problems and how they invest in such networks. 
Collaborators: Vincent Buskens, Bas Hofstra, Charlotte Rutten, Eva Vriens.

Structure and dynamics of online social networks
The emergence of online social media platforms allows for the study of social network structure at a very large scale, for the first time in the history of sociology. In a number of larger and smaller projects with various collaborators, I study the large-scale structure of online social networks, how they relate to “offline” social networks, and their impact on social processes. Collaborators: Frank van Tubergen, Bas Hofstra, Remko Helms, Marco Spruit, Erik van Ingen, Lukas Norbutas.

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