The Resurgence of Élite Research: Promise and Prospects. A Comment on the Symposium
Research on business élites has experienced a resurgence in recent years. Although the methods used by contemporary scholars are more sophisticated than those of their predecessors, the current research shares many of the strengths, but also some of the pitfalls, of the earlier work. I discuss four papers from this volume, highlighting their contributions to our understanding of both national and international élite networks. I conclude with a plea that the authors use their subsequent work to more fully address the theoretical implications of their findings.