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Social Network Analysis

In an incredibly connected and complex world, do you know how to use the power of your network? Are you aware of which individual or organisation holds the most information/ flow of information or how to connect to these organisations/individuals? Our Social Network Analysis services will help you.

Benefits

How can network information be useful to you?

To build a project consortium and you don’t know who in your network is the best profile fit for your project.

To open new business opportunities in another country/region and you don’t know who in your network can put you in contact with the most adequate connection.

To connect to the local organisations with which you can work and get down to the local communities.

To know what are the governance structures for disaster relief situations, who are the contacts that can get aid to where it is needed in the most efficient manner.

To know who are the most reliable, efficient and influential communication organisations within your network to disseminate your work in the most efficient manner.

To connect you to the organisation within your network that has the greatest influence over the flow of information and thus ensuring your product makes it to market quicker.

AffriAlliance Social Network Analysis Example
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS

What do we do?

We can help you with the visual representation of your network (key stakeholders, partners, competitors, peers etc.), the level of importance/influence of the stakeholders and their self-descriptive characterisation is achieved through Social Network Analysis (SNA)

We will analyse your – or any given network data – through centrality measures (identifying the most important nodes within a graph). Thus we can give you the required insights into your networks. This will provide you with an eye catching visualisation to provide you with greater insights.

Analysing your data

How do we do this?

We can design a bespoke service aligned to your needs. We can start at Step 1 and move through to Step 5 or we can start and exit at any one of these steps in relation to your needs.

  • Step1. Reflection and report on your current network situation

    Build up from your or an existing stakeholder database and/or map and RETHINK it together, to co-create the social structure you want to see

  • Step 2. Stakeholder database based on the Social Structure analysis

    Gathering evidence following the Social Network Analysis method – a quantitative approach based on a new database creation through an iterative survey and snowballing sampling process

  • Step 3. Sleek visualization of your Stakeholder map

    Map visualization – the creation of an interactive map to allow you in a visual manner to see the key players, influential actors, etc. in your network

  • Step 4. Map Updates

    Updating of your current stakeholder map

  • Step 5.Social Qualitative Analysis

    Stakeholder Map Reflection - using social qualitative techniques to deepen into your social structure and interpretation

Projects

SNA Success Stories

AffriAlliance Social Network Analysis Example

AfriAlliance has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 689162.

Houseful

HOUSEFUL Social Network Analysis Example

Houseful has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°776708

Run4Life

RUN4Life Social Network Analysis Example

The Run4Life project receives funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, GA no 730285.

SCIENTIFIC BACKUP

Papers

  • Prell, C., Hubacek, K., & Reed, M. (2009). Stakeholder analysis and social network analysis in natural resource management. Society and Natural Resources, 22(6), 501–518. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920802199202
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1: Reflection and Report on Your Current Network Situation2: Stakeholder Database Based on The Social Structure Analysis3: Sleek Visualization of Your Stakeholder Map4: Map Updates through an iteration process from snowballing simple5: Social Qualitative Analysis of The Social Structure.

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