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With regards to leadership, see:

Valente, T. W., & Davis, R. L. (1999). Accelerating the diffusion of innovations
using opinion leaders.  The Annals of the American Academy of the Political and
Social Sciences, 566, 55-67.

and in the next few months:

Valente, T. W., Hoffman, B. R., Ritt-Olson, A., Lichtman, K., & Johnson, C. A.
(in press).  The effects of a social network method for group assignment
strategies on peer led tobacco prevention programs in schools.  American Journal
of Public Health.

Stuart Norton wrote:
> 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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