Behavioral Communities and the Atomic Structure of Networks

@article{Jackson2017BehavioralCA,
  title={Behavioral Communities and the Atomic Structure of Networks},
  author={M. Jackson and Evan C. Storms},
  journal={Types of Organizations & Organizational Behavior eJournal},
  year={2017}
}
  • M. Jackson, Evan C. Storms
  • Published 2017
  • Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics
  • Types of Organizations & Organizational Behavior eJournal
We develop a method of detecting the `behavioral communities' of a social network based on how people act when they choose their behaviors in coordination with their friends' behaviors. There can be multiple different `conventions' (equilibria) in which people in some parts of the network adopt a behavior while people in other parts of the network do not. We define atoms/communities to be groups of people who behave the same as each other in every convention. This provides a microfoundation for… Expand
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