Accounting for Heterogeneity in Network Formation Behaviour: An Application to Vietnamese SMEs

Tadao Hoshino, Daichi Shimamoto, Yasuyuki Todo

研究成果: Article査読

抄録

Network formation is often characterized by homophily, i.e. the tendency of agents to connect with others who have similar attributes. However, while most agents are homophilous, others could be heterophilous; they aim to create ties with dissimilar agents. This study provides empirical evidence supporting this hypothesis by applying a random coefficient approach to data on the information-sharing networks of small- and medium-sized Vietnamese enterprises. In particular, we find that firms tend to form heterophilous links with respect to business type and gender ratio. One possible reason for the heterophily is that firms can obtain useful and performance-improving information from such dissimilar partners.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1042-1067
ページ数26
ジャーナルOxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
82
5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 10 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 統計学および確率
  • 社会科学(その他)
  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 統計学、確率および不確実性

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