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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to a call for paper for a special issue on informal networks. Please see below and the attached file for further details.

Management and Organization Review

Special Issue ‘Social Networks ‒ The Dark and Bright Sides of Informal Networks’


Guest Editors:

Sven Horak,1 Fida Afiouni,2 Yanjie Bian,3,4 Alena Ledeneva,5

and Maral Muratbekova-Touron6

1St. John’s University, USA, 2American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 3University of Minnesota, USA, 4Xi’an Jiatong University, China, 5University College London, UK, and 6ESCP Europe, France

MOR Deputy Editor:

Carl Fey

Aalto University, Finland, and Chinese University of Hong Kong, China



Submission Deadline (full paper): 31 January 2019

The special issue aims to add, extend, and complement the current theory. We expect manuscripts to bring strong empirical contributions that develop and extend theory as well as more conceptual papers that integrate critique and expand existing theory. We encourage the use of methods that are appropriate to both the research context and research questions and therefore welcome both qualitative and quantitative methods of investigation and analysis. Contributions should report original research that is not under consideration at any other journal. 


Papers should fit but are not limited to the following themes:




Kindly check the attached document for further details and feel free to disseminate the call in your networks.



Kind regards,


Sven Horak

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

St. John’s University, New York

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