Networking the seceder model: group formation in social and economic systems
2004 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1063-651X, E-ISSN 1095-3787, Vol. 70, no 3, 036108- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The seceder model illustrates how the desire to be different from the average can lead to formation of groups in a population. We turn the original, agent based, seceder model into a model of network evolution. We find that the structural characteristics of our model closely match empirical social networks. Statistics for the dynamics of group formation are also given. Extensions of the model to networks of companies are also discussed.
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2004. Vol. 70, no 3, 036108- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-5186DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.70.036108OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-5186DiVA: diva2:144598