Small Worlds in Context: How Network Evolution and Performance Vary with Network Type

Funded Research Proposal

While much strategic management research examines network evolution through a micro-level focus on the dyads composing networks, far fewer studies have attempted to analyze network structure and evolution at the more macro level of aggregate networks. Read More

The Impact of Context and Model Choice on the Determinants of Strategic Alliance Formation: Evidence from a Staged Replication Study

Published Research

Endogenous characteristics of alliance network structure have repeatedly been shown to predict future alliance ties in the strategic management literature. Specifically, the concepts and measures of relational, structural, and positional embeddedness (per Gulati and Gargiulo, 1999), as well as interdependence, are foundational for many studies.Read More

Competition-Cooperation Interplay During Multiparty Technology Coordination: The Effect of Firm and Community Heterogeneity on Consensus Standards Formation

Working Papers

We study how competitive and cooperative motivations simultaneously shape firm-level interactions and community-level outcomes in a unique multiparty arrangement, the technology standards-setting organization (SSO).Read More

Shrouded in Structure: Challenges and Opportunities for a Friction-Based View of Network Research

Published Research

Whereas network ideas and approaches have become prominent in both the managerial and sociological literatures, we contend that the increasing emphasis on network structures and their evolution has distracted us from the important issue of whether and when networks actually work in the ways that our theories assume.Read More

It’s a Small World?: Identification Challenges and Implications in Interorganizational Networks

Working Papers

Departing from the equivocal findings on the effect of small world properties on performance in the management literature, this paper proposes an innovative methodology to identify small world networks with greater rigor as a stepping stone towards clarity in this research arena.Read More