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A comparison of social network analysis software & application to Nigeria corporate system
Anthony Ashiedu (author)Liang Chen (thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Science and Management (Degree granting institution)Ian Hartley (committee member)Christopher Opio (committee member)
Master of Science (MSc)
1 online resource (79 pages)
Social network analysis (SNA) is a new discipline that examines the social relationship and interaction of entities including individuals, groups or organizations. Special tools are needed to perform SNA and to convey its results numerically and graphically. In this study, we review and compare a range of SNA software functionality which will focus on the directors interlocked systems of the Nigerian corporate network. From the analysis, it is impossible to justify the comparison between the SNA software tools because each tool has its strength and weakness, and their objectives differ, which leads to different functionalities. Our results demonstrate that the Nigerian corporate network is interconnected by a few highly influential elites.
Social sciences--Network analysis--SoftwareNigeriaSocial networks