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Author Friedkin, Noah E., 1947-

Title A structural theory of social influence / Noah E. Friedkin
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998


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Description xix, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Structural analysis in the social sciences ; [13]
Structural analysis in the social sciences ; 13
Contents Pt. A. Theory and Setting. 1. Social Structure and Social Control. 2. Toward a Structural Social Psychology. 3. A Setting in the Scientific Community -- Pt. B. Measures of the Theoretical Constructs. 4. A Structural Parameterization. 5. Interpersonal Influence. 6. Self and Other. 7. Social Positions -- Pt. C. Analysis. 8. The Structure of Social Space. 9. The Production of Consensus. 10. Influence of Actors and Social Positions. 11. Durkheim's Vision
Summary This book addresses a phenomenon that has been much studied in anthropology, sociology, and administrative science - the social structural foundations of coordinated activity and consensus in complexly differentiated communities and organizations. Such foundations are important because social differentiation makes coordination and agreement especially hard to achieve and maintain. Noah Friedkin examines the process of social influence and how this process, when it is played out in a network of interpersonal influence, may result in interpersonal agreements among actors who are located in different parts of a complexly differentiated organization
Notes Series numbering taken from jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-223) and indexes
Subject Social influence.
Social structure.
LC no. 97031998
ISBN 0521454824 (hardback)