These may be of interest to you, they all address the emergence of informal
leadership in one form or another.

J.C. Johnson, J. Boster, and L. Palinkas. "Social Roles and the Evolution of
Networks in Isolated and Extreme Environments. The Journal of Mathematical
Sociology (in press). <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

J.C. Johnson and B.R. Finney. "Structural Approaches to the Study of Groups
in Space: A Look at Two Analogs," Journal of Social Behavior and Personality
1(3):325-347, 1986.

J.C. Johnson, L.A. Palinkas, and  J.S. Boster "Informal Social Roles and the
Evolution and Stability of Social Networks". The National Academy of
Sciences, National Research Council (In Press).

Jeff Johnson

-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Norton [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 4:13 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Social network analysis within churches

Dear all,

I'm an engineer based near London, UK, and have an interest in social
network analysis within the context of churches.

My primary reason for exploring this area is concerning the identification
of natural leadership and influence within social networks which is not
recognised or stated 'officially'.

My question is whether you know of any research that has been conducted
within this context, or any papers that I could read on the subject.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best regards,

Stuart Norton


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