***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Dan: You might also want to look at the following: M. Dow 2007 Galton's Problem as multiple network autocorrelation effects. Cross-Cultural Research 4: 336-363. (Includes spatial, language, and ecological distances matrices in a 2-stage least squares regression estimation of the network effects model.) M. Dow 2008 Network autocorrelation regression with binary and ordinal dependent variables. Cross-Cultural Research 4: 394- 419. 2-stage probit model that includes example using both spatial and language weights matrices.) Dow, M. and Eff, E.A. 2007 Global, regional, and local network autocorrelation in the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. Cross-Cultural Research 148 - 171. (Discusses and employs spatial, language, religion, cultural complexity, and ecological weight matrices.) Malcolm ___________________________ Malcolm McLaren Dow, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Northwestern University 4247 N. Paulina St Chicago Illinois 60613 T:+1-773-281-5674 E: [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dc Christopoulos Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 1:10 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: combining spatial networks with social networks Dear Dan I have an interest in this area although my work only skirts at the edges of the topic. I have an article under review on the social capital of elites comparing a number of different EU regions and testing the Nan Lin set of hypotheses. But this is not what you probably have in mind. I have also agreed to contribute to a substantial research project next academic year based at a department of geography, where we will look at integrating social networks and spatial models but again publications are a couple of years away. Geographers and Urban Planners have increasingly integrated relational concepts into their models. Human geography has followed the interest of the rest of the social sciences on social capital for instance. Most geographers are familiar with graph theory through the use of spatial networks and spatial autocorrelations (check the Tulip software for instance). Then economic geographers have been employing concepts of regional clustering, regional innovation systems and knowledge flows for decades. I have found the following sources interesting: Wong, Pattison & Robins (2006) 'A spatial model for social networks' Physica A Johnson & Giles (2000) 'Spatial Social Networks' Review of Economic Design Liben-Nowell et al (2005) 'Geographic routing in social networks' PNAS Bathelt & Gluckert (2003) 'Towards a relational economic geography' Journal of Economic Geography Ter-Wal & Boschma (2008) 'Applying Social Network Analysis in economic Geography' Annals of Regional Science Green (2007) 'Functional Polycentricity: A Formal Definition of Terms in Social Network Analysis' Urban Studies Strihan (2008) 'A network based approach to regional borders: the case of Belgium' Regional Studies hope useful Dimitris Dr Dimitris C Christopoulos Senior Lecturer Department of Politics UWE-Bristol Coldharbour Lane Bristol BS16 1QY ________________________________ From: Social Networks Discussion Forum on behalf of Dan Weyrich Sent: Fri 27/02/2009 17:30 To: [log in to unmask] Subject: combining spatial networks with social networks ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org <http://www.insna.org/> ***** I've just started to read papers that combine spatial networks with social networks. This combination promises to answer research questions in different areas (e.g., organizational studies, architecture). I was wondering which questions are most relevant and which have received little attention so far. Also, could you please suggest any must-reading in this area? Thanks! Dan. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org <http://www.insna.org/> ). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. This incoming email to UWE has been independently scanned for viruses by McAfee anti-virus software and none were detected This email was independently scanned for viruses by McAfee anti-virus software and none were found _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.