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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

  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.

  • Date:

    30 November 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    IEEE Computer Society Press

  • DOI:

    10.1109/HICSS.2008.401

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

Citation

Buckner, K. & Cruickshank, P. (2007). 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, 60. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2008.401

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Keywords

Social network analysis; network startup; network configuration; role allocation; Indegree/outdegree analysis; network partitions; n-cliques;

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