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West meets East in the analysis of two-mode networks

West meets East in the analysis of two-mode networks

Conaldi, Guido ORCID: 0000-0003-3552-7307, Lomi, Alessandro and Tonellato, Marco (2011) West meets East in the analysis of two-mode networks. In: 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. The Academy of Management, San Antonio, USA.

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Two-mode networks are used to describe dual patterns of association between distinct social entities through their joint involvement in classes, activities, issues, and events. In empirical organizational research the analysis of two-mode networks is typically accomplished either by (i) decomposition of the dual structure into its two unimodal components defined in terms of indirect relations between entities of the same kind, or (ii) direct statistical analysis of individual two-mode dyads. Neither strategy is satisfactory. In this paper we introduce a newly developed stochastic agent-based model for two-mode networks that redresses the limitations of available analytical strategies. We specify and estimate the model in the context of data we have collected on the dual association between software developers and software problems observed during a complete release cycle of an open source software project. We discuss the general methodological implications of our models for organizational research based on the empirical analysis of two-mode networks.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Additional Information: [1] Division Roundtable Paper Session - Program Session #: 1492. Presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - with 2011 Theme: “West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, and Transcending”, held 12-16 August 2011, San Antonio, USA.
Uncontrolled Keywords: two-mode metworks, stochastic agent-based models, dynamic models for social networks, open source software projects
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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