from the book
Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek
Wouter de Nooy, Andrej Mrvar, Vladimir Batagelj
Sawmill communication network.
Sawmill.net: 36 vertices (employees), 62 edges (communication relations),
no line values, no arcs, no loops.
complete dataset (ZIP, 1K)
This is a communication network within a small enterprise: a sawmill. All
employees were asked to indicate the frequency with which they discussed
work matters with each of their colleagues on a five-point scale ranging
from less than once a week to several times a day. Two employees were
linked in the communication network if they rated their contact as three or
more. We do not know whether both employees had to rate their tie in this
way or that at least one employee had to indicate a strength of three or
In the sawmill, the employees are Spanish-speaking (H) or English-
speaking (E), which, of course, is relevant to their communication. The
sawmill contains two main sections: the mill (M), where tree trunks are
sawn into logs, and the planer section (P), where logs are planed. Then
there is a yard (Y) where two employees are working, and some managers
and additional officials. Vertex labels indicate the ethnicity and the type of
work of each employee, e.g. HP-10 is an Hispanic (H) working in the
planer section (P).
- J.H. Michael & J.G. Massey, 'Modeling the communication network in a
sawmill' (Forest Products Journal, 47 (1997), 25-30).
- W. de Nooy, A. Mrvar, & V. Batagelj, Exploratory Social Network
Analysis with Pajek (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004),
- Original author:
Judd H. Michael
(Associate Professor, Wood Products Business Management,
School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State Univ.,
University Park, PA 16802;
University Park 0305,
Forest Resource Lab University Park, PA 16802).
- Data compiled into Pajek data files by W. de Nooy, 2001.
2. January 2004
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