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Conformity and Influence

David Goldbaum ()

No 35, Working Paper Series from Economics Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney

Abstract: To better understand trends, this paper models the behavior of decision-makers seeking conformity and in A premium for leading ensures that a link's target benefits more from the link than its originator, and yet a leader serves the population by coordinating decisions. The desire for conformity drives the population to organize into a single hub with the leader at the center. Certain conditions support multiple leader structures as Nash as well. A strong desire to infl

Keywords: Opinion leadership; Social networks; Conformity; Non-cooperative games (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C72 D83 D85 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 54 pages
Date: 2016-03-28
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-gth, nep-hpe and nep-mic
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