Table 1. Sensitivity of the performance of a system to differences in density.

Density  
Advantages
 
Disadvantages
High   Good information exchange/learning gives better management (e.g., Pretty and Ward 2001)   Potential for systems to become superconnected and brittle (Redman and Kinzig 2003)
  Enhanced diffusion of innovations (e.g., Abrahamson and Rosenkopf 1997)  
 
Low   Increased diversity in management practices, low risk for lock-ins, and global coherence (Bodin and Norberg 2005)   Limited spread of information