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    • Agglomerative Forces and Cluster Shapes 

      Kerr, William Robert; Kominers, Scott Duke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press), 2014-10-28)
      We model spatial clusters of similar firms. Our model highlights how agglomerative forces lead to localized, individual connections among firms, while interaction costs generate a defined distance over which attraction ...
    • Boardroom Centrality and Firm Performance 

      Larcker, David F.; So, Eric C.; Wang, Changyi Chang-Yi (2013)
      Firms with central or well-connected boards of directors earn superior risk-adjusted stock returns. Initiating a long position in the most central firms and a short position in the least central firms earns an average ...
    • Change Agents, Networks, and Institutions: A Contingency Theory of Organizational Change 

      Battilana, Julie; Casciaro, Tiziana (Academy of Management, 2012)
      We develop a contingency theory for how structural closure in a network, defined as the extent to which an actor’s network contacts are connected to one another, affects the initiation and adoption of change in organizations. ...
    • The Contaminating Effects of Building Instrumental Ties: How Networking Can Make Us Feel Dirty 

      Casciaro, Tiziana; Gino, Francesca; Kouchaki, Maryam (Cornell University, The Johnson School, 2014-10-28)
      To create social ties to support their professional or personal goals, people actively engage in instrumental networking. Drawing from moral psychology research, we posit that this intentional behavior has unintended ...
    • Diasporas and Outsourcing: Evidence from oDesk and India 

      Ghani, Ejaz; Kerr, William Robert; Stanton, Christopher Thomas (INFORMS, 2013-10-07)
      This study examines the role of the Indian diaspora in the outsourcing of work to India. Our data are taken from oDesk, the world's largest online platform for outsourced contracts, where India is the largest country in ...
    • Facts and Figuring: An Experimental Investigation of Network Structure and Performance in Information and Solution Spaces 

      Shore, Jesse; Bernstein, Ethan S; Lazer, David (2014-04-24)
      Using data from a novel laboratory experiment on complex problem solving in which we varied the network structure of 16-person organizations, we investigate how an organization’s network structure shapes performance in ...
    • Friends in High Places 

      Cohen, Lauren Harry; Malloy, Christopher James (American Economic Association, 2013-10-03)
      We demonstrate that personal connections amongst U.S. politicians have a significant impact on Senate voting behavior. Networks based on alumni connections between politicians are consistent predictors of voting behavior. ...
    • Past, Present and Future Research on Multiple Identities: Toward an Intrapersonal Network Approach 

      Ramarajan, Lakshmi (Academy of Management, 2014-01)
      Psychologists, sociologists, and philosophers have long recognized that people have multiple identities—based on attributes such as organizational membership, profession, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, and family ...
    • The Rise and Fall of Small Worlds: Exploring the Dynamics of Social Structure 

      Gulati, Ranjay; Sytch, Maxim; Tatarynowicz, Adam (INFORMS, 2012)
      This paper explores the interplay between social structure and economic action by examining some of the evolutionary dynamics of an emergent network that coalesces into a small-world system. The study highlights the ...