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Dynamic evolution in information sharing networks

Dynamic evolution in information sharing networks

Cronin, Bruce ORCID: 0000-0002-3776-8924 (2008) Dynamic evolution in information sharing networks. Actes de la journée d'études du 28 mars 2008. RT " Réseaux Sociaux " de l'Association Française de Sociologie, France, p. 75.

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This study examines the roll-out of a collaborative information repository or 'knowledge-base' in a medium-sized UK professional services firm over a six year period. Data from usage logs provides the basis for analysis of the dynamic evolution of social networks around the depository during this time. The adoption pattern follows an 's-curve' and usage exhibits something of a power law distribution, both attributable to network effects and network opposition is associated with organisational performance on a number of indicators. But periodicity in usage is evident and the usage distribution displays an exponential cut-off. Fourier analysis provides some evidence of mathematical complexity in the periodicity. Some implications of complex patterns in social network data for research and management are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented at Journée d’études du Réseau Thématique 26 de l’Association Française de Sociologie. "Nouvelles approches, nouvelles techniques en analyse des résaux sociaux". 28 Mar 2008. Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France. [2] Workshop on new techniques and new approaches in Social Research. [3] Only the abstract is included in the proceedings.
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge base, social networks,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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