6th European Conference on Social Networks
“Social Network Analysis and International Business”
Call for submissions
We are inviting working papers and extended abstracts for the conference track Social Network Analysis and International Business as part of the EU Social Networks conference held at University of Greenwich, London on 12th – 16th September 2022.
Deadline for submission: 8th May 2022
Networks are a central concept in the study of IB. A core perspective in IB research is the use of a network lens through which firms are conceptualized as “embedded in social networks with other actors”. While the theory of networks has attracted increasing attention in IB research, the systematic description, modelling and analysis of network relationships has still been scarce in IB research. Few studies of IB networks take the concept beyond metaphor.
SNA utilises mixed methods to provide contextual, longitudinal, multilevel, and processual explanations of IB phenomena. The incorporation of SNA and IB can be used to understand the path- dependent process of network development and change
over time, and the implications of network embeddedness for firms’ behaviour and strategies.
Studies employing a SNA perspective have enriched the understanding of international business, suggested areas of interest include (but not limited to) the following:
Further suggested questions and areas of interest include the following:
Find out more: https://eusn2022.org/
Dr. Kim Bui
Lecturer, Department of Economics & International Business
Deputy Programme Leader BA International Business
University of Greenwich
University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, 30 Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS