Induced, endogenous and exogenous centrality

Martin G. Everett, Stephen P. Borgatti

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Centrality measures are based upon the structural position an actor has within the network. Induced centrality, sometimes called vitality measures, take graph invariants as an overall measure and derive vertex level measures by deleting individual nodes or edges and examining the overall change. By taking the sum of standard centrality measures as the graph invariant we can obtain measures which examine how much centrality an individual node contributes to the centrality of the other nodes in the network, we call this exogenous centrality. We look at exogenous measures of degree, closeness and betweenness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Networks
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • Betweenness
  • Centrality
  • Closeness
  • Degree
  • Vitality measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Psychology (all)


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