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An Empirical Study of the Relation between Community Structure and Transitivity [chapter]

Keziban Orman, Vincent Labatut, Hocine Cherifi
2013 Studies in Computational Intelligence  
In an attempt to better understand this concept, we study the relationship between the strength of the community structure and the network transitivity (or clustering coefficient).  ...  We adopt an approach based on random models to empirically study how one property varies depending on the other.  ...  Methods The empirical approach we adopted to study the relationship between community structure and transitivity is two-stepped.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30287-9_11 fatcat:r45jdzbstrfkvoi5iemknl5fce

NONLINEAR PREDICTION OF HUMAN RESTING-STATE FUNCTIONAL CONNECTIVITY BASED ON NETWORK COMMUNICATION MEASURES

Fuliang Wang .
2015 International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology  
However, exploring the relationship between functional connectivity (FC) and structural connectivity (SC) remains challengeable and thus has motivated a number of computational models to investigate the  ...  Besides, compared with the linear method, the fitting value between predicted FC and empirical FC attains higher after applying nonlinear process on communication measures which may help to shed light  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This work was supported by the China Scholarship Council (201306455001) and the National Natural Science Foundation of P.R. China (Grant No. 61271407).  ... 
doi:10.15623/ijret.2015.0412014 fatcat:glczb4g6bbho7adg5zpdcmztoy

Relating Problem-Solving Approach to Turn-Taking in Communication of Design Teams

2020 Tehnički Vjesnik  
An empirical study has been conducted to test the framework and identify the relationship between individuals' problem-solving styles and the corresponding percentages of turn transitions.  ...  The results show a non-linear relationship between diversity in Orientation to Change and Ways of Deciding dimensions of problem-solving style and the percentage of turn transitions.  ...  The empirical study has shown that an analysis based on the proposed framework can reveal the relationship between PS style and team verbal communication.  ... 
doi:10.17559/tv-20180911161642 fatcat:dgkysbzdlfdrrjj5qjplt6b5sm

How to analyze dynamic network patterns of high performing teams

Lukas Zenk, Christoph Stadtfeld, Florian Windhager
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
First we summarize empirical studies concerning team networks and performance to point out the need of longitudinal investigations.  ...  Second we present the multi-level multi-theoretical model by Monge and Contractor (2003) which provides a theoretical framework to explain the evolution of communication networks within teams.  ...  The authors thank the COINs community for their inspiring ideas.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.04.051 fatcat:6i3ku6g26beelmfwidcmxgclxy

Resting-brain functional connectivity predicted by analytic measures of network communication

J. Goni, M. P. van den Heuvel, A. Avena-Koenigsberger, N. Velez de Mendizabal, R. F. Betzel, A. Griffa, P. Hagmann, B. Corominas-Murtra, J.-P. Thiran, O. Sporns
2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Numerous studies have documented strong and significant correlations between the strengths of structural and functional connections at whole-brain (2, 10-13) and mesoscopic scales (14) , as well as acute  ...  The principal communication measure applied previously in studies of brain networks is the efficiency (22) , computed as the averaged inverse of the lengths of the shortest paths between node pairs.  ...  Here, we addressed the relation between SC and FC by defining and assessing analytic measures of network communication.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1315529111 pmid:24379387 pmcid:PMC3896172 fatcat:fxjhoovuhbehpiq7tckie4ugou

Empirically identified networks of healthcare providers for adults with mental illness

Joshua Breslau, Beth Dana, Harold Pincus, Marcela Horvitz-Lennon, Luke Matthews
2021 BMC Health Services Research  
Background Policies target networks of providers who treat people with mental illnesses, but little is known about the empirical structures of these networks and related variation in patient care.  ...  Results Three nested levels of network structures were identified: an overall network, which included 21% of providers (N = 8256) and 97% of patients (N = 476,802), five communities and 24 sub-communities  ...  Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-021-06798-2 fatcat:jk4zlzgb7jcqpcq44oh2pswvre

Toward an empirical research agenda for sustainability in higher education: exploring the transition management framework

Jennie C. Stephens, Amanda C. Graham
2010 Journal of Cleaner Production  
This literature is dominated by empirical and descriptive studies of specific approaches and individual initiatives, but lacks a cohesive research agenda and is not yet supported by strong theoretical  ...  This paper contributes to the advancement of this emerging field by exploring the theoretical framework of transition management (TM), a multi-scale, multi-actor, process-oriented approach and analytical  ...  We also thank the editors and three anonymous reviewers for valuable feedback that greatly improved this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.07.009 fatcat:olxzinmwajd2ziwyt6vh4mgmcm

Combining transition studies and social movement theory: towards a new research agenda

Anton Törnberg
2018 Theory and society  
The article takes a novel approach to these issues by combining social movement literature and the notion of free social spaces with transition studies, which focuses on large-scale socio-technical transitions  ...  and structures.  ...  Finally, I would like to express my deepest gratitude and respect to the activists in the APPO movement, for taking the time to talk to me and most of all for the important work they are doing.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11186-018-9318-6 fatcat:lfwqei5ptnf3vcif5p2dlnuwmi

Energy justice within, between and beyond European community energy initiatives: A review

Natascha van Bommel, Johanna I. Höffken
2021 Energy Research & Social Science  
Therefore, we propose that community energy justice should be analyzed through three different lenses: energy justice occurring within community energy initiatives, between initiatives and related actors  ...  A B S T R A C T Recent European policy efforts stimulate the emergence of community energy initiatives, and the European Commission explicitly aims to enable a just transition towards a low-carbon energy  ...  Acknowledgement We very much appreciate the considerate but critical comments and insightful suggestions from our anonymous reviewers. We would like to thank them for this.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.erss.2021.102157 fatcat:jr5tkpxaujcrpgkbk3oid5m7uq

Learning about learning in sustainability transitions

Barbara van Mierlo, Johannes Halbe, Pieter J. Beers, Geeske Scholz, Joanne Vinke-de Kruijf
2020 Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions  
Acknowledgements We are grateful for the collaborative effort of the authors of the collected papers and the additional participants of the author workshop in 2017: Benny Borghei, Thomas Magnusson and  ...  For their feedback on draft versions of the papers, we would like to thank the anonymous reviewers of the papers in the special issue.  ...  This could be done in empirical studies at the intersection of learning on the one hand and among others power, conflict, or daily practices on the other hand and by making crossovers between related theories  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eist.2019.11.001 fatcat:kaf2ofhl35dstor5v32qnycmy4

Innovative and transition potential of intentional sustainable communities

Carla Nogueira, Hugo Pinto, João Filipe Marques
2019 CIDADES Comunidades e Territórios  
It is an exploratory study that debates the articulation between an empirical phenomenon, the existence of this type of communities, and a theoretical perspective, the study of transitions.  ...  This article seeks to reflect on the 'transitional potential' of intentional sustainable communities as mechanisms that foster the development of social innovation practices.  ...  However, as already mentioned, these studies are still in an incipient condition. 67 One of the main difficulties felt in the development of the empirical study is the scarce literature that has been produced  ... 
doaj:9361f9e8af464b1d92f7023095eab039 fatcat:shkyi65pvvhixhswxk6h74xzje

Linking Transitions to Sustainability: A Study of the Societal Effects of Transition Management

Niko Schäpke, Ines Omann, Julia Wittmayer, Frank van Steenbergen, Mirijam Mock
2017 Sustainability  
The figures give an overview of the results of both case studies.  ...  In the fourth section (Chapter 5) we recapitulate, compare and reflect the results of both conceptual and empirical works, including an assessment of the core societal effects of transition management  ...  New decision-making capacities with regard to sustainability-related issues 9. A sustainability orientation of new actors and changing of local structures 10.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su9050737 fatcat:ohs7gtdn7zeetoj7oaxfnmwfje

Information Networks in Amenity Transition Communities: A Comparative Case Study

Jordan W. Smith
2013 Human Ecology (New York, N.Y.)  
Amenity transition is also characterized by increased intra-community conflict between long-term residents and in-migrants.  ...  Methodologically, this is accomplished through a comparative analysis of the structure and characteristics of informational networks in three communities undergoing amenity transition.  ...  word "structural" throughout this article simply refers to the relational nature of all social interactions, whether they be between two individuals, or between and individual and an organization (Entwisle  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10745-013-9595-7 fatcat:y6p2dc4sfvajlkgcnket6iribi

Understanding Resistance in IT Outsourcing: A Service Provider Perspective [chapter]

Albert Plugge, Jacques Brook
2012 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
This paper presents the results from an explorative empirical study, based on five service providers in the field of IT outsourcing. Our findings are twofold.  ...  First, we found that all the providers under study indeed experienced the transition phase as a struggle and resistance to change was perceived as fierce.  ...  The conceptual research model postulates that various dimensions affect the perceived degree of resistance and in turn influence the realization of a transition period.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33920-2_8 fatcat:xokyssqncnhmrbzqfxfu2bpk7e

From network ties to network structures: Exponential Random Graph Models of interorganizational relations

Francesca Pallotti, Alessandro Lomi, Daniele Mascia
2011 Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology  
As a result, the relation between models for network ties and the observed network structure of interorganizational fields is problematic.  ...  The results of the study suggest that mechanisms behind the formation of network ties between organizations are local, but their specification and identification depends on an accurate characterization  ...  Our gratitude extends to the Public Health Agency of Lazio for making the data available  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11135-011-9619-6 fatcat:u5wkkrz33bhvrfscl5o6wptrze
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