Network Properties of a Typical Self-employment Agglomeration
Yong Tang 1
Linjie He 2  
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Management School, Hunan City University, Yiyang, 413000, CHINA
Business School, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan, 410081, CHINA
Online publish date: 2017-11-15
Publish date: 2017-11-15
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2017;13(12):7651–7658
This article belongs to the special issue "Problems of Application Analysis in Knowledge Management and Science-Mathematics-Education".
China’s mass entrepreneurship and innovation policy have inspired many individuals to join incumbent agglomerations to supplement their resource insufficiency. Based on the ties of kinship and township relations among a typical agglomeration, this paper explored the individuals’ preferential attachment rules and analyzes the network properties. The main findings included: self-employment agglomeration with given preferential attachment rules has a large average degree; this kind of network is scale-free, and it follows power-law degree distribution; clustering coefficient is very large; the average path length is short and it follows a power-law distribution. Our findings demonstrated that this typical self-employment agglomeration is a kind of complex network. We also discussed the mechanism of complex network’s advantages on self-employment activities.
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