Network Properties of a Typical Self-employment Agglomeration
Yong Tang 1, Linjie He 2 *
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1 Management School, Hunan City University, Yiyang, 413000, CHINA2 Business School, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan, 410081, CHINA* Corresponding Author

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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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 12, 7651-7658

Publication date: 15 Nov 2017

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