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social network

an interconnected group of cooperating significant others, who may or may not be related, with whom a person interacts.

social network

A group of individuals linked by behaviors (e.g., drug abuse), diseases (e.g., a cancer support group), hobbies or lifestyles (e.g., participation in sports or online friendships), family ties, or professions (e.g., nursing).
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While the theories originated from social network theory and the model of innovation dissemination, Chatman progressed the central concepts, applying them to marginalised populations in institutionalized settings.
Using ratios also more closely respects Social Network Theory in which the ratios of inner rings of intimacy (each ring .
Through our exploration of the relationships among entrepreneurial optimism, social network size, social network heterogeneity, and new venture performance, we have bridged the gap between psychological theory and social network theory within the entrepreneurial literature.
Our research finds that institutional theory (99 articles), the resource-based view (69 articles), organizational learning theory (69 articles), social network theory (68 articles), and the knowledge-based view (66 articles) are the five most predominant theories employed in ISM research.
Our conceptual framework, social network theory, centers on how social capital operates (Adler & Kwon, 2002; Anheier, Gerhards, & Romo, 1995; Portes, 1998).
From the perspective of social network theory, such an analysis "provides a perspective on social phenomena that focuses on relationships among individual actors as the key building block of group and individual behavior.
First, previous works focused on applying current social network theory to the online environment, and most studies sought to explain the mutual influences between users in the online space rather than investigate the theoretical aspects of networks.
Emergence theory offers a cogent explanation for how such cultures spread; social network theory explains why they are tenacious.
There is also an essay on how social network theory can help to explain linguistic change in the transition from Old to Middle English.
This study draws from social network theory and status expectations state theory to test how gender influences key perceptions about the bank-firm relationship.
This paper has researched the dynamic changes of the social relations between mobile nodes by taking advantage of the social network theory.

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