***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello, the iSchool, Telecom Bretagne (France) has a 3 years grant for a student willing to do a PhD in France (it is the duration of PhD studies in France). The grant is ~€1200 per month, which is quite comfortable for Brest, with possibilities to teach (in English or in French) for €300/month more. The research can be done in English. Skill in management theory and in computing are expected. A master degree is compulsory. The subject is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8IfgmZdkcDKcVNWdFB3MzJxbnc/edit?usp=sharing People interested can apply, sending a résumé before September, 2 They will be contacted after this date for further discussion if needed. Feel free to diffuse this announce. Thanks in advance, Nicolas Jullien Here is a summary of the subject: Communities aiming at producing a certain kind of knowledge, or “epistemic communities”, and doing so online, are viewed as central in the generation of new, innovative knowledge, because the organizations increasingly rely on virtual teams to produce knowledge, but also because of the ”open-innovation” relationships they create with those online communities. Echoing the research on (virtual) team, two points are particularly studied : the composition of the teams and the management (leadership) of these communities, but those points are not jointly studied and are poorly related to the existing literature on virtual team and leadership in management. New data extraction and analysis capacities, notably those developed by a previous project and multidisciplinary research teams make it possible to go beyond the actual studies, jointly studying the impact of the structure and of the leadership of the virtual groups on their performance. This, in order to provide 1) the managers of the virtual communities with metrics and tools (dashboards) to evaluate and monitor the efficiency of those communities, but also 2) the Institute (and the companies) with a better understanding of the new skills the employees may develop to work in those teams. The case study will be Wikipedia. -- Maître de Conférences (HDR) / Associate Professor. LUSSI - iSchool, [log in to unmask] Institut TELECOM Bretagne & UEB In charge of the Master "Information Systems Project Management and Consulting" http://www.telecom-bretagne.eu/studies/msc/information-systems-management/ Co-animator of the "ICT and Society" Institut Mines-Telecom's research network http://nicolas-jullien.lussi-ischool.eu/ Skype: Nicolas.Jullien1 Tel +33 (0) 229 001 245 TELECOM Bretagne, Technopôle Brest Iroise CS 83818 29238 BREST CEDEX 3 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.