scispace - formally typeset
Search or ask a question
Topic

Network theory

About: Network theory is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 2257 publications have been published within this topic receiving 109864 citations.


Papers
More filters
Journal ArticleDOI
TL;DR: In this article, the authors proposed a method to solve the problem of the "missing link" problem in the context of Haifa University, Israel, and their Ph.D. dissertation.
Abstract: of Ph.D. dissertation, University of Haifa, Israel.

7,638 citations

Book
30 Dec 1991
TL;DR: Networks and Relations The Development of Social Network Analysis Handling Relational Data Lines, Direction and Density Centrality and Centralization Components, Cores, and Cliques Positions, Roles and Clusters Dimensions and Displays Appendix Social Network Packages
Abstract: Networks and Relations The Development of Social Network Analysis Handling Relational Data Lines, Direction and Density Centrality and Centralization Components, Cores, and Cliques Positions, Roles, and Clusters Dimensions and Displays Appendix Social Network Packages

5,638 citations

Journal ArticleDOI
TL;DR: In this article, the rank orderings by the four networks whose analysis forms the heart of this paper were analyzed and compared to the rank ordering by the three centrality measures, i.e., betweenness, nearness, and degree.
Abstract: 2In an influential paper, Freeman (1979) identified three aspects of centrality: betweenness, nearness, and degree. Perhaps because they are designed to apply to networks in which relations are binary valued (they exist or they do not), these types of centrality have not been used in interlocking directorate research, which has almost exclusively used formula (2) below to compute centrality. Conceptually, this measure, of which c(ot, 3) is a generalization, is closest to being a nearness measure when 3 is positive. In any case, there is no discrepancy between the measures for the four networks whose analysis forms the heart of this paper. The rank orderings by the

4,482 citations

Book ChapterDOI
Nan Lin1
12 Jul 2017
TL;DR: In this paper, a review of social capital as discussed in the literature, identifies controversies and debates, considers some critical issues, and provides conceptual and research strategies for building a theory.
Abstract: This chapter reviews social capital as discussed in the literature, identifies controversies and debates, considers some critical issues, and provides conceptual and research strategies for building a theory. It argues that such a theory and the research enterprise must be based on the fundamental understanding that social capital is captured from embedded resources in social networks. Such measurements can strength of tie network bridge, or intimacy, intensity, interaction and reciprocity be made relative to two frameworks: network resources and contact resources. There are many other measures, such as size, density, cohesion, and closeness of social networks which are candidates as measures for social capital. Network locations are necessary conditions of embedded resources. By considering social capital as assets in networks, the chapter discusses some issues in conceptualization, measurement, and causal mechanism. A proposed model identifies the exogenous factors leading to the acquisition (or the lack) of social capital as well as the expected returns of social capital.

3,733 citations


Network Information
Related Topics (5)
Empirical research
51.3K papers, 1.9M citations
73% related
Competitive advantage
46.6K papers, 1.5M citations
71% related
Supply chain
84.1K papers, 1.7M citations
71% related
Organizational learning
32.6K papers, 1.6M citations
70% related
Cluster analysis
146.5K papers, 2.9M citations
70% related
Performance
Metrics
No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
202319
202240
202175
2020109
201989
2018115