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Exploring the Community Structure of Complex Networks

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  • Carlo Drago

    (University of Rome “Niccolò Cusano”)

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Regarding complex networks, one of the most relevant problems is to understand and to explore community structure. In particular it is important to define the network organization and the functions associated to the different network partitions. In this context, the idea is to consider some new approaches based on interval data in order to represent the different relevant network components as communities. The method is also useful to represent the network community structure, especially the network hierarchical structure. The application of the methodologies is based on the Italian interlocking directorship network.

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  • Carlo Drago, 2016. "Exploring the Community Structure of Complex Networks," Working Papers 2016.57, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  • Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2016.57
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    1. Carlo Drago & Roberto Ricciuti & Paolo Santella, 2015. "An Attempt to Disperse the Italian Interlocking Directorship Network: Analyzing the Effects of the 2011 Reform," Working Papers 11/2015, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Complex Networks; Community Detection; Communities; Interval Data; Interlocking Directorates;

    JEL classification:

    • C4 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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