Staying Alive in the Business of Terror _ SpringerLink money laundering in canada

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Staying alive (and at large), is a career advantage when you manage an insurgent group. If instead, your objective was to detonate a suicide bomb, success would be measured differently. These divergent goals must be considered when examining the social network within which individual actors are embedded, as each outcome may require a different supporting structure, warranting the application of different theory and associated metrics. Breaking from the extant literature that is principally concerned with assessing the cellular structure of attack groups and the centrality of actors, this chapter applies a business model of competitive advantage to examine how varied egonet structures correlate with the operational success of command staff—here the objective is to stay alive.Money laundering in canada

investigating the utility of burt’s (structural holes: the social structure of competition. Harvard university press, cambridge, 1992), burt (adm sci Q 42(2):339–365, 1997). Theory of structural holes, we find that the communication patterns of central leaders of al qa’ida and the islamic state of iraq (ISI), who were active since 2006 and survived at-large until november 2015, involved smaller egonets that had fewer non-redundant ties, lower density, and were significantly less likely to involve reliance on a central actor for information. In short, less social capital and lower constraint improved the likelihood of survival.

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Advanced sciences and technologies for security applications

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Staying alive (and at large), is a career advantage when you manage an insurgent group. If instead, your objective was to detonate a suicide bomb, success would be measured differently.Money laundering in canada these divergent goals must be considered when examining the social network within which individual actors are embedded, as each outcome may require a different supporting structure, warranting the application of different theory and associated metrics. Breaking from the extant literature that is principally concerned with assessing the cellular structure of attack groups and the centrality of actors, this chapter applies a business model of competitive advantage to examine how varied egonet structures correlate with the operational success of command staff—here the objective is to stay alive. Investigating the utility of burt’s (structural holes: the social structure of competition. Harvard university press, cambridge, 1992), burt (adm sci Q 42(2):339–365, 1997). Theory of structural holes, we find that the communication patterns of central leaders of al qa’ida and the islamic state of iraq (ISI), who were active since 2006 and survived at-large until november 2015, involved smaller egonets that had fewer non-redundant ties, lower density, and were significantly less likely to involve reliance on a central actor for information.Money laundering in canada in short, less social capital and lower constraint improved the likelihood of survival.