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Social network analysis as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of EC funded networks of excellence: the case of DEMO-net

Buckner, Kathy and Cruickshank, Peter (2008) Social network analysis as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of EC funded networks of excellence: the case of DEMO-net. In: Proceedings of the 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Computer Society Press, p. 60.

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    Abstract/Description

    The European Commission, through its framework programme aims to stimulate the development of sustained collaborative research networks across Europe. Social network analysis (SNA) has previously been used to evaluate collaboration between projects at a European level. In this study SNA was used to evaluate the nature of the relationship between researchers at network startup, roles subsequently allocated to them, and network configuration. A correlation was found between centrality at startup and subsequent role allocation. Indegree/outdegree analysis provided some indication of this but greater insight was found from examining network partitions and n-cliques.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: paper presented at HICSS-41 January 7-10, 2008 Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Social network analysis; network startup; network configuration; role allocation; Indegree/outdegree analysis; network partitions; n-cliques;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods > 006.3 Artificial intelligence
    300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 378 Higher education
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Item ID: 3449
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2010 15:12
    Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 11:37
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3449

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