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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS (SNA): THEORY AND METHODS


SANTORINI, JUNE 11-15, 2012
INTRODUCING EDEN

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EDEN IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

The programme in Organizational Behavior / Strategic Management will include seminars on the following topics :

  • CSR and Politics
  • Entrepreneurship Research
  • Organizational Design
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Economics and Management of Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Strategic Management

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos is Professor of Information Systems & Technology Management, Founder and Director of the Laboratory for Learning and Innovation in Networks and Communities (LINC Lab), and the Director of the Doctorate of Business Administration programmes in partnership with the Universities of Newcastle (UK) and Tongji (China), at Grenoble Ecole de Management
http://www.grenoble-em.com/linclab
 

FACULTY

Prof. Dimitris Assimakopoulos, Grenoble Ecole de Management & LINC Lab, France
Prof. Emilio Castilla, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA., USA
Prof. Soong Moon Kang, UC London, Dept. of Management Science & Innovation, UK
Prof. Marco Tortoriello, University of Navarra, IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

In the last few decades network organisations and social network theory and methods have risen as a key field for research in Management and Business Studies (e.g., Brass1 et al 2004).

This 3rd EDEN seminar is going to introduce Social Network Analysis (SNA) theory, methods and techniques for doctoral students who aim collecting, analysing and visualising network data for their research in diverse organisational settings and application areas. SNA and visualisation software such as Ucinet2 and Netdraw3 is going to be deployed throughout the seminar.

Examples from several research projects in doctoral and post-doctoral levels from both sides of the Atlantic are going to illustrate many of the qualitative and quantitative issues related to network theory and SNA of relational data at community, inter-organisational and inter-personal levels of analysis. Particular attention is going to be paid in the dynamic analysis of longitudinal data in the last one and a half days of the seminar using the Stata4 software.
 
In addition students are going to be allocated time in each and every day of the seminar for reflecting on what they will have learned the previous day and also presenting their own ongoing doctoral projects for getting advice and feedback from faculty and other participants during and after the seminar, see final draft schedule in Appendix. The primary aim here it is to create an intimate environment conducive for learning at the Cultural Centre / Museum of Megaro Gyzi at the scenic capital of Fira, at the island of Santorini (Greece), for about 20 doctoral students and 4 faculty from top EU/US Business Schools to share best practices and learning in the state of the art in SNA across boundaries in Europe and beyond.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Our seminar is going to combine lectures covering a broad range of issues, in depth tutorial discussions, and hands on training for SNA and dynamic analysis. Four modules are planned to be delivered as they are outlined below, including several required or/and recommended readings, that the students should ideally review and prepare before the seminar so that they accrue maximum value from it. A supporting web-site hosted by the EIASM it is going to provide access to some of these readings and related resources.

Students are also required to bring along their personal computers and download before the seminar the Ucinet/Netdraw/Pajek software from http://www.analytictech.com/ucinet/ucinet.htm

 

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

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PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held in Fira, Santorini, Greece
The programme will start on June 11, 2012 and is scheduled to end June 15, 2012

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1500 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lodging and 2 dinners..
Doctoral students will be assigned rooms for two.

Should you wish a single room, an extra fee of 50 € per night will be charged to you.

Cancellations made before May 14, 2012 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 700 € each. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

APPLICATIONS
Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than April 2, 2012. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be