Carlson School of Management
This research examines the consequences of social networks inside organizations for growth and performance. It looks specifically at how patterns of collaboration and communication among employees facilitate and constrain organizations' use of knowledge and other resources, and also how those networks relate to more broadly to organizational outcomes, like innovation. It also includes developing more general methods and algorithms for analyzing and characterizing networks. The research relies on large archival and administrative datasets that allow the researcher to gain insight into activities and relationships among people both inside and outside of organizations.