A review in the recent Science, explaining four different strategies for network interventions, the process of using social network data to accelerate behavior change or improve organizational performance, including:
"(i) identifying individuals (called “nodes” within the network)
who are selected on the basis of some network
property; (ii) segmentation, in which the intervention is directed
of people; (iii) induction, in which excitation of
the network occurs such that novel interactions between people (links in
the network) are activated; and (iv) alteration,
interventions that change the network."
The first three assume networks are static, which is a conventional view of SNA, as I learned in a recent conference on social science methodology.