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A model for the multiplex dynamics of two-mode and one-mode networks, with an application to employment preference, friendship, and advice

A model for the multiplex dynamics of two-mode and one-mode networks, with an application to employment preference, friendship, and advice

Snijders, Tom A.B., Lomi, Alessandro and Torlo, Vanina Jasmine (2013) A model for the multiplex dynamics of two-mode and one-mode networks, with an application to employment preference, friendship, and advice. Social Networks, 35 (2). pp. 265-276. ISSN 0378-8733 (doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2012.05.005)

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Abstract

We propose a new stochastic actor-oriented model for the co-evolution of two-mode and one-mode networks. The model posits that activities of a set of actors, represented in the two-mode network, co-evolve with exchanges and interactions between the actors, as represented in the one-mode network. The model assumes that the actors, not the activities, have agency.

The empirical value of the model is demonstrated by examining how employment preferences co-evolve with friendship and advice relations in a group of seventy-five MBA students. The analysis shows that activity in the two-mode network, as expressed by number of employment preferences, is related to activity in the friendship network, as expressed by outdegrees. Further, advice ties between students lead to agreement with respect to employment preferences. In addition, considering the multiplexity of advice and friendship ties yields a better understanding of the dynamics of the advice relation: tendencies to reciprocation and homophily in advice relations are mediated to an important extent by friendship relations.

The discussion pays attention to the implications of this study in the broader context of current efforts to model the co-evolutionary dynamics of social networks and individual behavior.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] First fully published: May 2013. [2] Published as: Social Networks, (2013), Vol. 35, (2), pp. 265–276. [3] This is a Special Issue on Advances in Two-mode Social Networks.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Two-mode networks, Multiplex networks, Dynamic network models, Advice networks, Job search, Stochastic actor-oriented models
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Business Network Analysis
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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Last Modified: 18 May 2017 16:53
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8885

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