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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
Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos studied at the Universities of Patras, Sheffield, Grenoble and Stanford. He holds an HDR in Economics from the University Pierre Mendes France (Grenoble 2); a PhD and Masters in Architectural Studies from the Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, England; and a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. He was also twice a Visiting Scholar in Economic Sociology at Stanford University, California. The broad area of his research is social and business informatics, with particular focus on the emergence of new technological communities and networks of practice across organisational and national boundaries; and, informal collaboration networks and communities of practice fostering learning and innovation in computer based technologies throughout the European Union, Silicon Valley and mainland China. His latest monograph on ‘Technological Communities and Networks: Triggers and Drivers for Innovation’ was published by Routledge within its series on ‘Technology, Work and Organisations’, in 2007. Dimitris has recently co-edited a volume on 'Innovation Networks and Knowledge Clusters' published by Macmillan Palgrave in January 2008; and, also co-editing as the co-founding editor the ‘Intl. Journal of IT and Management’, published by Inderscience, since 2002. His research has also appeared in learned journals such as ‘Environment and Planning B’, ‘Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice’, ‘International Journal of Technology Management’, ‘International Small Business Journal’, ‘Prometheus’, ‘R&D Management’, and ‘Science & Public Policy’.
Emilio J. Castilla is an Associate Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches courses in organizational behaviour and strategic human resource management. He joined MIT after being a faculty member in the Management Department at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, for three years. He is a member of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT; and also a research Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School. He received his post-graduate diploma degree in business analysis from the Management School in Lancaster University (UK) and his PhD (and MA) from Stanford University.
Soong Moon Kang is Lecturer at the Department of Management Science and Innovation, University College London. He specialises in management of technology and innovation, business strategy, entrepreneurship and social network analysis. He teaches courses in Strategy and Business Enterprise. His current research focuses on topological properties of social networks, the relationship between the performance of venture capitalists and their position in co-investment networks, the emergence of organisational reputations within business communities, and the institutional mechanisms of innovation and firm creation in high technology industries. In recent articles, he develops a new network measure (“A note on measures of similarity based on centrality,” Social Networks January 2007) to demonstrate micro-macro linkages in social networks that evolves over time based on a large longitudinal dataset of venture capital co-investments in the U.S, semiconductor industry (Equicentrality and network centralization: A micro-macro linkage,” Social Networks October 2007).
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., Brass et al 2004). This 2nd 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.
Hands-on teaching of social network analysis and visualisation software such as Ucinet and Netdraw 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 Stata 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.
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.
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
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