Measuring more than just exchange: are multiplex networks the key to understanding informal economic relationships?

Harvey, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-4911-6189, 2016. Measuring more than just exchange: are multiplex networks the key to understanding informal economic relationships? CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org), 1743, pp. 73-79. ISSN 1613-0073

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Abstract

This paper asks whether graph theory can help with measurement of informal economies, particularly for interactions between people that are not based on money, such as giving and sharing. This is followed by a discussion of factors that influence the possibility of measurement, such as property rights, types of goods, and collective forms of action. A specific epistemology is offered that can be used to inform longitudinal forms of economic measurement in preference to traditional exchange-based methods. The paper concludes with a call for network scientists to collaborate with economists and anthropologists to help create new interdisciplinary forms of measurement that recognise the messy and multiplex networks of our material social life.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Symposium on Information Management and Big Data (SIMBIG), Cusco, Peru, September 1-3, 2016.
Publication Title: CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org)
Creators: Harvey, J.
Publisher: Ruzica Piskac
Date: September 2016
Volume: 1743
ISSN: 1613-0073
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Dec 2016 13:58
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:09
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29441

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