Complex Sciences. First International Conference, Complex 2009, Shanghai, China, February 23-25, 2009, Revised Papers, Part 2

Research Article

A Firm-Growing Model and the Study of Communication Patterns’ Effect on the Structure of Firm’s Social Network

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-02469-6_18,
        author={Liang Chen and Haigang Li and Zhong Chen and Li Li and Da-Ren He},
        title={A Firm-Growing Model and the Study of Communication Patterns’ Effect on the Structure of Firm’s Social Network},
        proceedings={Complex Sciences. First International Conference, Complex 2009, Shanghai, China, February 23-25, 2009, Revised Papers, Part 2},
        proceedings_a={COMPLEX PART 2},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={firm-growing model communication pattern firm’s social network structure},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-02469-6_18}
    }
    
  • Liang Chen
    Haigang Li
    Zhong Chen
    Li Li
    Da-Ren He
    Year: 2012
    A Firm-Growing Model and the Study of Communication Patterns’ Effect on the Structure of Firm’s Social Network
    COMPLEX PART 2
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02469-6_18
Liang Chen1,*, Haigang Li1, Zhong Chen1, Li Li, Da-Ren He2
  • 1: Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • 2: Yangzhou University
*Contact email: sanlychen@126.com

Abstract

In this article, we propose a firm-growing model, and then collect empirical data to test model validity. The simulation results agree well with the empirical data. We next explore the effect of communication patterns on the growth and structure of firm’s social network and find that the extents to which employees reluctantly interact within or across departments significantly influence the structure of firm’s social network.