******      OPEN WORKSHOP    *****

Wednesday, 11 June 2003 - 1.00 - 6.00 p.m.
School Of Management, University of Surrey

Clusters, Networks & Alliances in the Telecommunication Sector

Program co-ordinator Dr. E. Todeva [log in to unmask]

The aim of the workshop is to present four independent research programs on the segmentation of the telecom sector, business models and dynamics of strategic alliances in the global information sector, multi-level networks based on knowledge, tasks and resource connectivity, and multi-level interorganisational partnerships.

Participation in the workshop is free.

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Invited panellists:
Dr. Chris Ibbott - Director of Infrastructure, Supply Chain Management, Vodafone
Dr. Haico Ebbers - Co-Director of Centre for International Business, Professor of International Economics,University of Nyenrode, Netherlands
Prof. David Knoke - Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, USA
Prof. Noshir Contractor - Lead developer of IKNOW (Inquiring Knowledge Networks), Professor of Speech communication and Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Keynote Presentations

1.      Mapping the Dynamics of Strategic Alliance Networks in the Global Information Sector - Prof. David Knoke, University of Minnesota, USA
2.      The Application of Cluster Analysis and Multiple Correspondence Analysis in mapping the competition in the Telecommunication Sector - Donka Keskinova, Plovdiv University, Bulgaria & Dr. Emanuela Todeva, School of Management, University of Surrey
3.      Co-evolution of Multi-dimensional Networks: Multi-level Network Analysis of the co-operation between firms - Prof. Noshir Contractor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
4.      Business Models in the Telecom Sector and Alliance Strategies - Dr. Haico Ebbers, University of Nyenrode, Netherlands