Homophily and Consolidation in Intra-Firm Collaboration Networks and their Impact on Innovation Output

Funded Research Proposal

Research in management science has long posited that network structures, specifically the patterns of informal interactions among people, affect information flows and knowledge recombination. Yet, how do different network topologies affect the production of new knowledge and ideas? Read More

Work Context Specialization, Individual Experience Diversity and Corporate Venturing in a Large and Established Firm

Working Papers

Common wisdom holds that the high degree of specialization among individuals and work groups in large and mature firms enhances operational efficiency but stifles individuals’ entrepreneurial initiatives. Yet it remains unclear how individuals could navigate in such work contexts to develop their own entrepreneurial initiatives.Read More

Environmental and Nuclear Networks in the Global South: How Skills Shape International Cooperation

Published Research

No skills, no cooperation. That is the core finding of this book, which seeks to explain international inter-agency cooperation in the protection of the environment and the development of nuclear technology across the Global South.Read More

Role of prior relationships between syndication partners on sequential decision making

Funded Research Proposal

Current research has established a number of factors, both at the individual and organizational levels, which can explain firms’ resistance in terminating investments despite negative feedback. Most of this research focuses on intra-organizational investments.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

Nuclear Research Networks in Emerging Markets: Collaboration & Competition in High-Tech Fields

Working Papers

To what extent do nuclear scientists in different countries collaborate with each other? What is the network structure of collaboration and competition? We argue that nuclear research networks, formed by reciprocal and horizontal interactions among specialists and the institutions within which they are embedded, evolve across developing economies in response to fluctuations in government spending.Read More

Social Capital for Hire? Mobility of Technical Professionals and Firm Influence in Wireless Standards Committees

Published Research

The movement of personnel between firms has been shown to have important implications for firms, yet there has been little direct investigation of the underlying mechanisms. We propose that in addition to their human capital, mobile individuals carry social capital, affecting the outcomes of the firms they join and leave by altering the patterns of interaction between firms.Read More