Social context and network formation: An experimental study

  title={Social context and network formation: An experimental study},
  author={Martijn J. Burger and Vincent Buskens},
  journal={Social Networks},
Recently, there has been increasing interest in determining which social network structures emerge as a consequence of the conscious actions of actors. Motivated by the belief that “networks matter” in reaching personal objectives, it is a natural assumption that actors try to optimize their network position. Starting from the notion that an optimal network position depends on the social context, we examine how actors change their networks to reach better positions in various contexts… CONTINUE READING
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