Quantifying Social Capital

Planning and Transport Research Centre Working Paper No. 10

13 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2007

Date Written: October 2006

Abstract

This paper presents a simple mechanism for quantifying the superadditivity which a network creates by virtue of the way in which it is connected. The mechanism is grounded in a process of information sharing by nodes and is, in a sense, an extension of Bonacich's (1972) centrality measure. The paper develops the mechanism and examines its characteristics.

Keywords: Network, Superadditivity, Social Capital

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Wills-Johnson, Nick, Quantifying Social Capital (October 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1002250 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1002250

Nick Wills-Johnson (Contact Author)

DBP ( email )

PO Box Z5267
St Georges Terrace
Perth, 6831
Australia

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