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A Librarian's Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Web by James Powell

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Networks in economics and business

This chapter looks at graph representations of business organizations, the economy they comprise, and even the cities they inhabit. Some topics include network representations of management and collaboration within organizations, supply chains, and economic models. Many of these models predate the emerging science of networks, but nevertheless reflect an understanding that businesses and economic interactions run on connections, attracting investors with capital, bringing together creative people to implement ideas, managing supply lines for raw materials to create products, tackling challenges related to moving products from place to place, and stores to connect consumers to those products.

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