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Table 3 Network metrics for ecosystem relational capital indicators

From: Relational capital for shared vision in innovation ecosystems

Relational capital indicator Description Network metric
Profile The size and composition of the ecosystem Number of nodes
Numbers of edges
Types of actors
Engagement Number of connections between nodes in the ecosystem Ratio of edge to node
Relationship potential Average number of available connections per entity Average degree
Vitality The actual interconnectedness in the ecosystem relative to the potential Density
Linking Factor Showing the availability of bridging relationships across the ecosystem Average betweenness centrality
Embeddedness The ecosystem’s ability to change over time based on the connections among individual entities Main component - size and proportion