Heuristics, Interactions, and Status Hierarchies

@article{Manzo2015HeuristicsIA,
  title={Heuristics, Interactions, and Status Hierarchies},
  author={Gianluca Manzo and Delia Baldassarri},
  journal={Sociological Methods \& Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={44},
  pages={329 - 387}
}
Since Merton’s classical analysis of cumulative advantage in science, it has been observed that status hierarchies display a sizable disconnect between actors’ quality and rank and that they become increasingly asymmetric over time, without, however, turning into winner-take-all structures. In recent years, formal models of status hierarchies tried to account for these facts by combining two micro-level, counterbalancing mechanisms: “social influence” (supposedly driving inequality) and the… Expand

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