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Linked chains among alumni in an Engineering School : the use of address books

Bès, Marie-Pierre Linked chains among alumni in an Engineering School : the use of address books. (2010) In: International Network for Social Network Analysis - INSNA, 29 Jun - 04 Jul 2010, Trento, Italy . (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The objective is to understand social relationships among alumni by following the diffusion of an e-mail through the "community" of graduated students of an Engineering School. The experiment reveals 3 categories of social chains : the first one is long and deep, which includes old friends and new colleagues, the second sort of chains are very short, when they don't reach the biggest employers and the last are short but wide, because they are related to a small world, specifically the defence sector.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE
Université de Toulouse > Université de Toulouse II-Le Mirail - UTM
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Deposited By: Marie-Pierre BES

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