Ego network betweenness

Martin Everett, Stephen P. Borgatti

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In this paper, we look at the betweenness centrality of ego in an ego network. We discuss the issue of normalization and develop an efficient and simple algorithm for calculating the betweenness score. We then examine the relationship between the ego betweenness and the betweenness of the actor in the whole network. Whereas, we can show that there is no theoretical link between the two we undertake a simulation study, which indicates that the local ego betweenness is highly correlated with the betweenness of the actor in the complete network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Networks
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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