Micro Foundations of Social Networks


Workshop on the Micro Foundations of Social Networks, Copenhagen Business School, 12-13 Jun 2014; Deadline 28 Feb

Workshop on the micro foundations of social networks
and the implications for strategy and entrepreneurship research

Organized by the department of 
Strategic Management and Globalization, June 12-13, 2014


This workshop will be held Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of June 2014 and will focus on the underlying micro foundations of social networks and the implications of work in this area for strategy and entrepreneurship research. The two main topics of discussion will include, but not be limited to:

1.     The underlying micro foundations of social networks

·       Underlying psychological drivers of networks

·       Motivational drivers of network formation

·       Underlying individual-level mechanisms of networks

·       Individual agency in networks

2.     Implications for strategy and entrepreneurship of the micro foundations of networks

·       Applicability of individual-level mechanisms of networks at higher levels of analysis

·       Interactions between different levels of analysis of networks

·       Implications of individual-level network for firm-level strategy outcomes, in particular innovation and entrepreneurship


Keynote speakers:

Ron Burt (University of Chicago)
Isabel Fernandez-Mateo (London Business School)
Martin Kilduff (University College London)
Aks Zaheer (University of Minnesota)

Confirmed discussants / participants:

Kristina Vaarst Andersen, Michael Dahl, Nicolai Foss, Brooke Harrington,
Daniel Hjorth, Adam Kleinbaum, Michelle Rogan

CBS (SMG) organizers:

Lisa Gärber, Mia Reinholt, Louise Mors

Please submit a full paper to networks.smg@cbs.dk by February 28th, 2014. There is no attendance fee, but participants should cover their own transportation and accommodation expenses.


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