Category Archives: Networks

Gender clustering in friendship networks: some sociological implications

This paper uses a social network approach to examine gender clustering in a complete network of teenagers and their friends. It demonstrates the advantages of using increasingly sophisticated social network techniques, including clustering coefficients and their visualization, and social selection … Continue reading

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Rhizomes and Networks Visualization

Inspired by the article “Your choices reveal who you are” of Valdis Krebs in the book Beautiful Visualization, I am collecting the Amazon recommendations for a certain book, until a network of books is created. I did not expected to … Continue reading

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Bottlenecks for change

Influential community leaders might hinder transformations in natural resource management. Adaptive governance and the active engagement of resource users at different scales is increasingly considered to be crucial for changes in the governance of ecosystems services. However, there are also … Continue reading

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Tribes, Institutions, Markets, Networks – A framework about Societal Evolution

What forms account for the organization of societies?  How have people organized their societies across the ages?  The answer may be reduced to four basic forms of organization: the kinship-based tribe, as denoted by the structure of extended families, clans, … Continue reading

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The Open Collaboration Encyclopedia

The original and comprehensive open-sourced encyclopedia of collaborative models and networks. Filled with everything you every would need to know about the emerging open, non-hierarchical, participatory open collaboration paradigm – facilitation methodologies, community building strategies, collaborative principles, project management techniques, … Continue reading

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Organizing for diversity and complexity

Read How do you maintain the integrity of the organization while embracing the chaos beyond? Part of the answer is in supporting communities of practice as a bridge between external networks and those doing the work.  

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Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off in cyberspace

Read Read also: The Youth Crisis – Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere In February the Newsnight economics editor Paul Mason very succinctly laid out the radically different nature of recent popular uprisings across North Africa, the Middle East … Continue reading

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Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks – a conceptual framework

Read This publication is about value creation in communities and networks. It is a foundation paper presenting a framework for promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks and aims to be sufficiently rigorous for researchers, useful for practitioners … Continue reading

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Networks and Social Innovation for Resilient Systems

Complex challenges demand complex solutions. By their very nature, these problems are difficult to define and are often the result of rigid social structures that effectively act as “traps”. However, resilience theory and the adaptive cycle can serve as a … Continue reading

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Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World

Read Over the past decade there has been a growing public fascination with the complex connectedness of modern society. This connectedness is found in many incarnations: in the rapid growth of the Internet, in the ease with which global communication … Continue reading

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