Scale-Free Properties of Board and Director Networks Quantities
D. Siudaka and A. Sankowska b
aLodz University of Technology, Department of Organisation and Administration, Piotrkowska 266, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
bWarsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Received: April 24, 2016; Revised version: August 18, 2016; In final form: October 16, 2016
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It is often claimed that corporate and board networks display a scale-free nature, but there is no robust support for this nature. Based on data concerning the corporate board and director networks from companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange Market, we applied a rigorous approach to determine whether quantities of these networks, such as degree, board size, and directorship number, exhibit power-law distribution.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.1261
PACS numbers: 02.50.Ng, 05.90.+m