The Diplomat’s Dilemma: Maximal Power for Minimal Effort in Social Networks

@inproceedings{Holme2009TheDD,
  title={The Diplomat’s Dilemma: Maximal Power for Minimal Effort in Social Networks},
  author={Petter Holme and Gourab Ghoshal},
  year={2009}
}
  • Petter Holme, Gourab Ghoshal
  • Published 2009
  • Mathematics, Physics, Biology
  • Closeness is a global measure of centrality in networks, and a proxy for how influential actors are in social networks. In most network models, and many empirical networks, closeness is strongly correlated with degree. However, in social networks there is a cost of maintaining social ties. This leads to a situation (that can occur in the professional social networks of executives, lobbyists, diplomats and so on) where agents have the conflicting objectives of aiming for centrality while… CONTINUE READING

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