Small Worlds Among Interlocking Directors: Network Structure and Distance in Bipartite Graphs

@article{Robins2004SmallWA,
  title={Small Worlds Among Interlocking Directors: Network Structure and Distance in Bipartite Graphs},
  author={Garry Robins and Malcolm Alexander},
  journal={Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={69-94}
}
We describe a methodology to examine bipartite relational data structures as exemplified in networks of corporate interlocking. These structures can be represented as bipartite graphs of directors and companies, but direct comparison of empirical datasets is often problematic because graphs have different numbers of nodes and different densities. We compare empirical bipartite graphs to simulated random graph distributions conditional on constraints implicit in the observed datasets. We examine… CONTINUE READING

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