Power and Centrality: A Family of Measures

  title={Power and Centrality: A Family of Measures},
  author={Phillip Bonacich},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1170 - 1182}
  • P. Bonacich
  • Published 1 March 1987
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
Although network centrality is generally assumed to produce power, recent research shows that this is not the case in exchange networks. This paper proposes a generalization of the concept of centrality that accounts for both the usual positive relationship between power and centrality and Cook et al.'s recent exceptional results. 
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