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Accession Number ADA565112
Title Social Network Analysis in Frontier Capital Markets.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 51p
Personal Author B. Macdonald C. Szabo D. Evans M. Moten
Abstract The study of frontier capital markets provides a unique opportunity to examine the network-based intersection of human behavior and economics. The individual motivations, information availability, transaction systems, and cultural realities in these markets provide a rich context of study. A social network analysis reveals interesting insights about how interrelationships among actors and organizations affect market operations and development. Network analysis provides both a visual and mathematical representation of the relationships and information flows between people, organizations, and functions, enabling one to describe capital market structure and function in innovative ways. This research focuses on the capital markets in three frontier markets, Ghana, Tanzania, and Trinidad and Tobago, providing insights to economists seeking to understand the interconnections between economic actors and their affects on financial markets and economic conditions. Data collection challenges resulted in models that may be incomplete. However, this analytic approach and the unique methodology for data collection can be used by researchers in the fields of economics and network sciences and may be applicable to other types of real-world, complex datasets.
Keywords Capital markets
Decision making
Developing nations
Economic development
Frontier markets
Interpersonal relations
Network analysis(Management)
Network science
Network topology
Social network analysis
Social sciences

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
92C - Social Concerns
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
Corporate Author Military Academy, West Point, NY. Network Science Center (NSC).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept. Jun 2010-May 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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