This Wednesday I was speaking at the Center for Strategic Management and Globalization – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. See the abstract of the research seminar below:
Practical Issues of Adopting Social Network Perspectives and Methodologies in HRM Research
In the seminar the research project Effects of HR Practices on Knowledge Transfer in Knowledge-Intensive Firms: The Mediating Role of Social Network Dimensions will be used as an example of how social network perspectives and methodology can be used in human resource management research. Decisions that a researcher has to make when adopting social network perspectives and the tools that are available will be presented and discussed. The emphasis will be on developing appropriate research designs, gathering actor-based and relational data, selecting appropriate methods for data analysis, and performing confirmatory social network analyses (MRQAP, p*). The seminar will conclude with a discussion about opportunities and limitations of social network perspectives and methodology for management research in the near future.
I have really enjoyed the hospitality of my hosts and together with my colleagues Dana Minbaeva and Zella King made significant progress on a very promising research paper.