Case Study: Leveraging Organizational Expertise

General Information about our Case Studies

The case studies presented here give empirical illustrations on the adaptation of social network analysis for analytical purposes of organizational practice and aim at

demonstrating use and application of social network analysis to identify, visualize, and analyze the informal personal networks that exist within and between organizations according [...]

Innovation Networks – Social Networks and the Generation of Innovations

Innovation and Networks

Key findings of empirical research in the 1960s focused on the role of external sources for the generation of innovations and thus, on the importance of boundary-spanning networks. As Freeman (1991: 499) emphasizes, they started to demonstrate the “vital importance of external information networks and of collaboration with users during the [...]

Knowledge & Innovation Management Solutions based on Social Network Analysis

Informal communication of knowledge is a critical factor for the success and failure of organizations. We put our focus on the processes of generation of knowledge and innovation through informal communication within and between organizations. Social network analysis (SNA) presents a powerful [...]