Expectations and Coordination in Small Groups

Advances in Group Processes

ISBN: 978-1-78769-014-1, eISBN: 978-1-78769-013-4

ISSN: 0882-6145

Publication date: 8 October 2018



This paper looks at how well empirically observed expectation-generating rules lead to group coordination by adding a game theoretic conception of interaction to the e-state structuralism model of hierarchy formation.




Earlier versions of this work were presented at the 2016 Graduate Workshop in Complexity and Computational Social Science at the Santa Fe Institute, the 2017 Cornell Sociology Research Symposium in Ithaca, NY, the 12th Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research in St. Louis, MO, and the 2017 Group Processes Conference in Montreal, QC. Thanks to George Berry, Junius Brown, Ed Lawler, and John Miller for their thoughtful comments and suggestions.


Sirianni, A. (2018), "Expectations and Coordination in Small Groups", Advances in Group Processes (Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 35), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 181-207. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0882-614520180000035008

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