Sequential Power-Dependence Theory
Utrecht University - Department of Sociology/ICS; Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
Arnout Van de Rijt
SUNY Stony Brook
May 9, 2008
Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 110-128
Existing methods for predicting resource divisions in laboratory exchange networks do not take into account the sequential nature of the experimental setting. We extend network exchange theory by considering sequential exchange. We prove that Sequential Power-Dependence Theory - unlike Power-Dependence Theory and most other exchange theories - has a unique point prediction for resource divisions in every network, and we show that these point predictions fare well in comparison to those from established theories.
Keywords: exchange, power, sequentiality, social networks
JEL Classification: C78Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 25, 2009
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