Social networks provide a brought range of application fields. In this dissertation the social network analysis is used for conducting a co-citation and co-author analysis to explore the open source research field (cf. chapter 3.2). Apart from that SNA methods are drawn on to analyze the social networks of actors in virtual communities. In order to fully understand the networks and the associated analyses of this dissertation, some basic terms, elements, characteristics, and measures of the SNA literature need to be explained.


Community Member Social Network Analysis Centrality Measure Betweenness Centrality Directional Network 
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  • Viktor Lee

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