Linking Network Structure and Diffusion Through Stochastic Dominance

19 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2009

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PJ Lamberson

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Date Written: September 28, 2009

Abstract

Recent research identifies stochastic dominance as critical for understanding the relationship between network structure and diffusion. This paper introduces the concept of stochastic dominance, explains the theory linking stochastic dominance and diffusion, and applies this theory to a number of diffusion studies in the literature. The paper illustrates how the theory connects observations from different disciplines, and details when and how those observations can be generalized to broader classes of networks.

Keywords: social networks, diffusion, stochastic dominance

Suggested Citation

Lamberson, PJ, Linking Network Structure and Diffusion Through Stochastic Dominance (September 28, 2009). MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4760-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1479866 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1479866

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