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Decoding Complexity

Uncovering Patterns in Economic Networks

Authors: glattfelder, james

  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by the ETH Zurich
  • Presents powerful new methods for understanding economic and corporate networks
  • Written in a lucid and accessible style
  • Will appeal to readers from many disciplines that involve complex networks
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About this book

Today it appears that we understand more about the universe than about our interconnected socio-economic world. In order to uncover organizational structures and novel features in these systems, we present the first comprehensive complex systems analysis of real-world ownership networks. This effort lies at the interface between the realms of economics and the emerging field loosely referred to as complexity science. The structure of global economic power is reflected in the network of ownership ties of companies and the analysis of such ownership networks has possible implications for market competition and financial stability. Thus this work presents powerful new tools for the study of economic and corporate networks that are only just beginning to attract the attention of scholars.

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“Grattfelder’s book develops a set of analytical and numerical tools which investigate the economic system as a large scale network. … The reader searching for a methodological reference and new ideas on how to study economic networks will find in this book an invaluable source of information. … of paramount interest for anyone concerned with social applications of complex networks and, in particular, for social simulators who want to base their models on new network measures and new stylized facts to better understand socioeconomic phenomena.” (Simone Righi, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 2012)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Glattfelder, James B.

    Pages 1-21

  • The Main Methodology: Computing Control in Ownership Networks

    Glattfelder, James B.

    Pages 23-66

  • Backbone of Complex Networks of Corporations: The Flow of Control

    Glattfelder, James B.

    Pages 67-93

  • The Network of Global Corporate Control

    Glattfelder, James B.

    Pages 95-119

  • The Bow-Tie Model of Ownership Networks

    Glattfelder, James B.

    Pages 121-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decoding Complexity
Book Subtitle
Uncovering Patterns in Economic Networks
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33424-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33424-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33423-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42663-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 228
Topics