Intra-Organizational Collaboration Networks: The Impact of Scientist Exit on Innovation and Knowledge Creation

Funded Research Proposal

Collaboration between individuals is critical to innovation and knowledge creation. Within an organizational context, however, collaborative relationships can be subject to an abrupt end should a collaborator exit the organization. Read More

Cascading Effects of Corporate Taxation in the Firm Network: Bonus Depreciation and Dividend Tax Cut Cases

Funded Research Proposal

Under the Trump administration, corporate tax policies have been recently attracting more and more attention. While there are papers studying direct effects of corporate tax, there is no research on indirect effects of corporate tax through the firm network. Read More

Skilled Immigration and Firm-Level Innovation: The U.S. H-1B Lottery

Working Papers

The growth of the global technology industry drives the migration of skilled labor towards countries like the United States that can utilize it, but the U.S. limits the immigration of skilled workers that are employed domestically by U.S. firms. Proponents argue skilled immigration allows firms to access technical skills that unavailable domestically and promote innovation, but there is little evidence of whether this firm-level effect exists.Read More

Workplace specialization, individual intra-firm experience diversity and entrepreneurship

Working Papers

The paradox between bureaucracy and entrepreneurship has drawn the interest of scholars from various fields; yet, the precise mechanisms through which bureaucratization shapes individuals’ transition to entrepreneurship remains theoretically ambiguous and empirically inconclusive.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

Networks and Innovation: Accounting for Structural and Institutional Sources of Recombination in Brokerage Triads

Working Papers

Research linking interorganizational networks to innovation has focused on spanning structural boundaries as a means of knowledge recombination. Increasingly, firms partner across institutional domains (countries, industries, technologies) in their search for new knowledge.Read More

Connecting People for Nudges: Optimal Design of Networks to Motivate Consumer Behavior

Working Papers

An increasing number of start-ups create online and offline shared goal communities for individuals with similar goals to work towards them in the company of others. Such platforms allow individuals to connect and share effort information under the premise that it is more likely for consumers to reach their goals if they can gauge their activity in line with others’ activities.Read More

Venture Capital Syndication Ties as Pathways to Strategic Alliance Formation

Funded Research Proposal

Strategic alliances with established enterprises are known to be a valuable resource for entrepreneurial firms to obtain access to knowledge and resources which support their growth. In this paper we examine how the networks of the venture capitalists (VCs) that back them influence startups’ access to these alliances. Read More

Conflict, Cooperation, and Consensus in Standards-Setting

Funded Research Proposal

We study how firms simultaneously engage in competition and cooperation in technology standard-setting multipartner alliances. Departing from prior research that has typically explored competition in isolation from cooperation, we bridge these two literatures by examining firm communication and community consensus in these venues.Read More

Liberty in Law? Intellectual Property Rights and Global Alliance Networks

Working Papers

We explore how intellectual property rights (IPR), a type of formal institution, affect firms’ access to global alliance networks and their positioning within those networks. We employed a difference-in-difference design to assess the impact of IPR reforms across thirteen countries.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

The First Step to Successful Innovation? Choosing the Right Partners

Wharton management professor Exequiel Hernandez searches for the optimal mix of domestic and foreign partners in a firm’s network. The answer depends on what type of innovative solution a firm is trying to produce.Read More

Multi-Stakeholder Networks and Healthcare Innovation in Emerging Markets: Partnership Formation, Coordination and Performance Implications

Funded Research Proposal

This research project examines how organizations can develop innovative solutions to large-scale socio-economic problems in emerging markets through multi-stakeholder partnerships. The objective is to determine how these partnerships are built, what the optimal configuration of partners is, and how the partnerships should be coordinated.Read More

Competition, cooperation, and evolution in alliance networks

Funded Research Proposal

1) We examine the evolution of alliance networks by predicting ties and structure in the chemical and semiconductor industries. We compare our results to historical studies to determine how industry, timeframe, and method affect findings. 2) We explore the relationship between alliance networks and the locus of technological development which focuses on the standards-setting context.Read More

Women, Rails and Telegraphs: Information Spillovers and Collective Action

Funded Research Proposal

Social networks and media enable information diffusion in societies — and are thus at the core of collective decision making and action. The recent rise of many events which are critical for the political and corporate stakeholders, such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, require information essential to individuals’ participation to spread among heterogeneous populations and over wide geographies.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