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Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGMs) have been developed for fitting social network data on both static and dynamic levels. However, the lack of large sample asymptotic properties makes it inadequate in assessing the goodness-of-fit of these ERGMs. Simulation-based goodness-of-fit plots were...
Essays on the Influence of Social Networks on the Marketing Distribution Channel and New Product DiffusionDownload
The first essay studies the channel relationship between the reseller and the manufacturer based on a social network theory framework. We propose a conceptual model that approaches this topic from a relational embeddedness perspective. Our analysis shows how the reseller can strategically develop...
Mining the communicative flow: Communication and social learning in the reclamation of the ‘Vista Coal Mine’ project in Alberta, CanadaDownload
In the development and approval of new extractive resource industry projects in or close to communities, it is necessary to explore if and how communication and social networks surrounding these projects offer a platform for collaborative debate and knowledge formation. In doing so, we can better...
Social Networks become an important part of people's lives. A large number of individuals contribute to their contents. All aspects of everyday life -- from work to politics, and further from entertainment to personal events -- are reflected in posts generated on a daily basis. Those posts are...
Introduction: Little is known about the quality of health information in social contexts or how socio-emotional factors impact users' evaluations of quality. We explored how librarians, nurses and users assessed the quality of health answers posted on Yahoo! Answers, focusing on socio-emotional...