BUSINESS 297D - Managing Organizational Networks

Do you know what the social network in which you are embedded looks like? And does it matter? The answer to the second is 'yes': this course will explain why. For example, being more centrally placed in a network will improve your access to information. Bridging two unconnected people has advantages both in information and bargaining. We will explore the ways in which network structure matters both to individuals in an organization and for the organization itself, and how and knowledge of network structure can be used. 3 units.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.