The Emergence Of Groups In The Evolution Of Friendship Networks

Evelien P.H. Zeggelink, Frans N. Stokman, Gerhard G. van der Bunt


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Friendship networks usually show a certain degree of segmentation: subgroups of friends. The explanation of the emergence of such groups from initially dyadic pair friendships is a diflicult but important problem. In this paper we attempt to provide a first contribution to the explanation of subgroup formation in friendship nelworks by using the LS set as a definition for a friendship group. Wc construct a dynamic individual oriented model of friendship formation and provide preliminary simulation results that give an idea of how to continue the process of explaining group formation
Originele taal-2English
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StatusPublished - 1997

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