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Symposium on Social Network Perspectives in Organizational Research
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Business & Economics

Event Details

Over the past decade, social network research has been a powerful tool to understand important organizational phenomena spanning different research areas. A social network approach allows organizational scholars to capture the complex and dynamic interactions among individuals in the workplace and gain a finer grained understanding of the phenomenon of interest.

In this symposium, we have five presenters (listed alphabetically below). They will present their work-in-progress research projects that take social network perspectives to understand interpersonal dynamics, team collaboration, voice, career success and social capital. The methods used in these projects include social relational modeling, big data, team network analysis, meta-analysis, and whole network analysis. We also have a panel discussion at the end of the presentations to discuss promising future research directions.

Prof. Xu Huang
Professor, Department of Management, Hong Kong Baptist University
Seeing What Cannot Usually Be Seen: A Social Relational Approach to Understanding Interpersonal Dynamics in Work Groups

Dr. Ning Li
Associate Professor, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa
Embracing the Digital Workplace: A Social Network Perspective on Employee Collaboration

Dr. Jian Liang
Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University.
Differential Implications of Team Promotive and Prohibitive Voice on Innovation Performance in R&D Project Teams: A Dialectic Perspective

Prof. Jason Shaw
Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Resource Enhancement or Resource Depletion?: The Pathways Between Network Position and Career Success

Dr. Helen Zhao
Assistant Professor, Management and Strategy, University of Hong Kong
Uncovering the Black Box between Social Capital and Career Success: A 3R Model of Retrieval, Referral and Reproduction

Date/Time29/01/2018 10:00-15:00
VenueKKL301, 3/F K.K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong

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