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Cook, KS and Gerbasi, AM (2012) Social Exchange In: Encyclopedia of Human Behavior. Academic Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., pp. 479-485. ISBN 978-0-08-096180-4

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Social exchange theory is one of the primary sociological perspectives on social interaction and social networks. It derives from the work of George Homans, Peter Blau, and Richard M. Emerson and is related to theoretical work in psychology (Thibaut and Kelley) and anthropology. Some of the major topics investigated by exchange theorists include structural determinants of power in exchange networks, fairness in exchange outcomes, commitment formation between exchange partners, cohesion, solidarity, and trust. Applications of exchange theory to a wide range of settings have been developed including to social and economic networks as well as to systems of generalized exchange.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Cook, KS
Gerbasi, AM
Editors :
Ramachandran, VS
Date : 16 March 2012
DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-12-375000-6.00334-7
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2012 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Balance, Dependence, Exchange, Negotiation, Networks, Reciprocity, Resources, Solidarity, Trust
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Sep 2016 09:41
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:40

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