They Rule 2004
TheyRule.paj - 2-mode network Directors(6911) X Companies(517)
complete dataset (ZIP, 310K)
They Rule aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class. It takes as its focus the boards of some of the most powerful U.S. companies, which share many of the same directors. Some individuals sit on 5, 6 or 7 of the top 500 companies. It allows users to browse through these interlocking directories and run searches on the boards and companies. A user can save a map of connections complete with their annotations and email links to these maps to others. They Rule is a starting point for research about these powerful individuals and corporations.
In the network TheyRule.net the vertices are numbered as follows: directors - as in original data; companies - 6911 + original number; institutions - 7411 + original number. The partition Types.clu has the following clusters: 0 - missing; 1 - female; 2 - male; 3 - company; 4 - institution.
The file TheyRule.py contains a program in Python used to transform the original data into almost Pajek format. The file TheyRule2004.sql contains original data with ', ' inside strings replaced with ','.
The file TheyRuleR.paj contains the reduced version of the network in which the 'missing' vertices are removed. The file Directors.clu contains the f/m partition; and Companies.clu contains the comp/inst partition.
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21. November 2004