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Networks: A network is a system of interconnected components that communicate with and influence each other. Networks can be found in both natural and artificial systems. E.g., the nervous system, or the internet. See also Neural networks, Artificial neural networks, Connectionism.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Hal Varian on Networks - Dictionary of Arguments

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Networks/value/Varian/Shaipro: network effects: If the value to an individual depends on how many other members of his group use the product, there will be value to standardizing on a single product. Microsoft has exploited this desire for standardization with its Microsoft Office suite.
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Taken from: Information Rules
Shapiro, Carl. Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy Harvard Business Review Press. Kindle Edition.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

EconVarian I
Hal R. Varian
Carl Shapiro
Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy Cambridge, MA 1998


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