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 [...]

Social Network Analysis as a Knowledge Management Tool (SNA as KM Tool)

Our Approach

Network analysis, as understood for our purposes, is a method to analyze people and their relationships. This approach aims at the description of structures and positions from a network perspective. This kind of network research describes relationships of interactions between network members, known as “actors”, like individuals or organizations, through precise and [...]

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 [...]

Social Network Analysis as a Practical Method for Knowledge Sharing

Contribution to the new book “Hands-On Knowledge Co-Creation and Sharing” by KnowlegeBoard about Social Network Analysis as a Practical Method for Knowledge Sharing