Vol.6, No.4, November 2017.                                                                                                                                                                   ISSN: 2217-8309

                                                                                                                                                                                                                eISSN: 2217-8333


TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Differences among Social Network Structures in the Private Sector, Politics and NGOs in Croatia


Nikola Kadoić, Blaženka Divjak, Nina Begičević Ređep


© 2017 Nikola Kadoić, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 839-846, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM64-25, November 2017.


Received: 03 Octobar 2017

Accepted: 07 November

Published: 27 November 2017




The paper describes and interprets differences among social network structures in the private sector, politics (local administration) and non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Croatia. Social network analysis (SNA) methodology was used to examine networks in three sectors, which were found to differ in terms of centrality measures and substructures. In the private sector network, centrality values of network members were related to their respective positions in the organisational hierarchy. In the politics network, centrality measures values of members were influenced both by hierarchy and by the number of same-party members. In the NGO network, all members had high centrality values. Substructure sizes were low in the private sector and high in the NGO sector; in the politics network, they were dependent on the number of same-party members.


Keywords –network, social network analysis, SNA, politicians, NGO, private sector.



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