Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

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Exchange Networks

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_232-1



Exchange relationship

Social relationship between two or more actors in which a surplus is produced and divided through exchange

Reciprocal exchange

Exchange without explicit negotiation about the terms of agreement

Negotiated exchange

Exchange with explicit negotiation about the terms of agreement

Productive exchange

Exchange in which all actors involved must contribute for any to benefit

Direct exchange

Direct reciprocation between two actors

Indirect exchange

Indirect reciprocation in a group of actors (e.g., A gives to B, who gives to C, who gives to A)


Capability of one actor to overcome resistance on the part of another actor/payoff differential between actors resulting from exchange


Social exchange relationships can occur whenever two or more actors depend on each other for valuable outcomes. In empirical (mainly experimental) network exchange research, these actors are most...


Centrality Measure Social Exchange Exchange Network Exchange Relation Nash Bargaining Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and MethodologyUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands