Is it about who you know or what you are? A social network perspective on intrapreneurship

Lecture 4 - Advanced Topics in Strategic Entrepreneurship

Stefan Breet
Stefan Breet

Lecture

Event: Advanced Topics in Strategic Entrepreneurship (BERMASC045)
Date: April 27, 2020
Time: 13:00 - 16:00 +0200
Location: Virtual

Is it about who you know or what you are? A social network perspective on intrapreneurship

To understand individual outcomes such as performance or creativity, managers traditionally look at the individual attributes of employees. A well-established body of research, however, shows that their workplace relationships play an equally important role. In this lecture, we will discuss the foundations of social network analysis and explore its application in strategic entrepreneurship research. We will focus primarily on how the structure of workplace social networks enable or constrain intrapreneurship.

This lecture is part of the Advanced Topics in Strategic Entrepreneurship course.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Required Readings

  • Burt, R. S. 2004. Structural holes and good Ideas. American Journal of Sociology, 110(2): 349–399.
  • Rhee, L., & Leonardi, P. M. 2018. Which pathway to good ideas? An attention‐based view of innovation in social networks. Strategic Management Journal, 39: 1188–1215.
  • Breet, J.S., Dul, J., Glaser, L., & Jansen, J.J.P. Is High Innovative Performance without Brokerage Possible? A Necessary Condition Analysis. Working Paper.