Why organization network matter

Organizations are complex social systems that are not easy to understand, yet they must be managed if a company is to succeed. My research explains networks and how managers and organizations can navigate them to produce successful strategic innovation outcomes. Although managers are increasingly aware of the importance of social relations for the inner-workings of the organization, they often lack insights and tools to analyze, influence or even create these networks.

My research draws on the latest insights from both the fields of organization strategy and social network theory; insights sharpened by research in a number of different empirical settings including production, engineering, financial services, consulting, food processing, and R&D/hi-tech organizations and translates rigorous analysis to insights that are of direct use to those working on organizational design issues or stipulating innovation policy for their organization.

 

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