Workshop on the micro foundations of social networks
and the implications for strategy and entrepreneurship research

Organized by the department of
Strategic Management and Globalization, June 12-13, 2014

This workshop will be held Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of June 2014 and will focus on the underlying micro foundations of social networks and the implications of work in this area for strategy and entrepreneurship research. The two main topics of discussion will include, but not be limited to:

1.     The underlying micro foundations of social networks

·       Underlying psychological drivers of networks

·       Motivational drivers of network formation

·       Underlying individual-level mechanisms of networks

·       Individual agency in networks

2.     Implications for strategy and entrepreneurship of the micro foundations of networks

·       Applicability of individual-level mechanisms of networks at higher levels of analysis

·       Interactions between different levels of analysis of networks

·       Implications of individual-level network for firm-level strategy outcomes, in particular innovation and entrepreneurship

Keynote speakers:
Ron Burt (University of Chicago)
Isabel Fernandez-Mateo (London Business School)
Martin Kilduff (University College London)
Aks Zaheer (University of Minnesota)

Confirmed discussants / participants:
Kristina Vaarst Andersen, Michael Dahl, Nicolai Foss, Brooke Harrington,
Daniel Hjorth, Adam Kleinbaum, Michelle Rogan

CBS (SMG) organizers:
Lisa Gärber, Mia Reinholt, Louise Mors

Please submit a full paper to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by February 28th, 2014. There is no attendance fee, but participants should cover their own transportation and accommodation expenses.

Marie Louise Mors
Professor (MSO)
Strategic Management and Globalization
Copenhagen Business School
Kilevej 14, K.2.92, DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Dir: +45 3815 4262   Email: [log in to unmask]

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