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Dear SOCNETers,



We kindly invite you to submit your abstract to the ”Multilevel Network Perspectives in and around Organizations: Theory, Structure and Dynamics” organized session at the Third European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN), September 26-29, 2017 at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz (Germany).



Session Description

The multilevel nature of organizations creates a complex ecosystem where individuals, groups, units, practices as well as other organizations are entangled. Such entanglement shapes organizations in a dynamic way, and affects organizational outcomes at multiple levels. This session focuses on recent advances in modeling and understanding networks in and around organizations from a multilevel perspective. We welcome both theoretical as well as empirical contributions that address the various aspects and implications of the multilevel nature of networks. We are also interested in presentations of software development in this area.


Possible examples of networks include, but are not limited to the following:

- Corporate networks

- Communities of practice networks

- Entrepreneurial networks

- Innovation networks

- Collaboration networks

- Investment networks

- Online networks


While a non-comprehensive list of perspectives is:

- Multilevel network analysis

- Multilevel analysis of networks

- Dynamics of multilevel networks

- Diffusion processes in multilevel networks



Submission Details

We seek for extended abstract submissions of 500 words max, and the deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.



Submission Instructions

Please submit your abstract through the conference submission system: http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de/abstract-submission and indicate the Organized Session titled "Multilevel Network Perspectives in and around Organizations: Theory, Structure and Dynamics".


The conference website provides additional information on the conference: http://www.eusn2017.uni-mainz.de




We look forward to seeing you in Mainz!


Session Organizers

Spyros Angelopoulos – Università della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland)

Francesca Pallotti – University of Greenwich (UK)

Paola Zappa – Maynooth University (Ireland)

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