Simon and Midge Palley Professor
Professor of Management
Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division
Research Interests: innovation diffusion, learning in interorganizational networks, technological and organizational evolution
MGMT935 - Network Theory and Applications
This course explores network models and their applications to organizational phenomena. By examining the structure of relations among actors, network approaches seek to explain variations in beliefs, behaviors, and outcomes. The beauty of network analysis is its underlying mathematical nature - network ideas and measures, in some cases, apply equally well at micro and macro levels of analysis. Therefore, we read and discuss articles both at the micro level (where the network actors are individuals within organizations) and at the macro level (where the network actors are organizations within larger communities) that utilize antecedents or consequences of network constructs such as small worlds, cohesion, structural equivalence, centrality, and autonomy.
MGMT935001 ( Syllabus )