A Theory of Group Stability

@article{Carley1991ATO,
  title={A Theory of Group Stability},
  author={Kathleen M. Carley},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={1991},
  volume={56},
  pages={331}
}
Some groups endure longer, are more stable, and are better able than other groups to incorporate new members or ideas without losing their distinctiveness. I present a simple model of individual behavior based on the thesis that interaction leads to shared knowledge and that relative shared knowlege leads to interaction. Using this model I examine the structural and cultural bases of group stability. Groups that are stable in the short run do not necessarily retain their distinctiveness in the… 

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