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Measures of Simmelian Tie Strength, Simmelian Brokerage, and, the Simmelianly Brokered

  title={Measures of Simmelian Tie Strength, Simmelian Brokerage, and, the Simmelianly Brokered},
  author={D. Dekker},
  journal={J. Soc. Struct.},
  • D. Dekker
  • Published 2006
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • J. Soc. Struct.
A set of measures for Simmelian tie strength, Simmelian brokerage, and, being Simmelianly brokered are introduced. The measures are derived from interpretations of a quote from Simmel (1950). The theoretically most informative measure of Simmelian brokerage is based on a complex value measure of Simmelian tie strength reflected in an Hermitian matrix. Also measures based on weight matrices and hypergraphs are discussed. A maximum for the number of ties one node could Simmelian broker in a… Expand

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