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Social Network Approach to Organization / Management Research


Social Network Approach to Organization / Management Research


The social network approach is increasingly being used across various disciplines such as organizational studies, management, business, sociology, political science, communications, physics, computational biology, medical chemistry etc. Research studies that leverage network approaches to social, management, and business phenomena are increasing in social sciences including management and organization research. In this course we will learn how to apply social network approach to test various theories.

This course is geared towards providing expertise in social network conceptualization and analysis that covers various theories, conceptualization, operationalization, data collection, research ethics, and data analysis, through hands-on practice on UCINET software.


The primary objectives of the course are as follows:

  • Impart participants basic and advanced concepts of Social Network Approach (SNA).
  • Advance participants’ understanding about testing theories using SNA.
  • Develop participants’ knowledge framework and analysis skills to establish them as management scientist and impart the ability to evaluate SNA based empirical research critically.
  • Build confidence and capability in participants to apply various SNA techniques and tools.
  • Expose participants to the use of UCINET for testing various Social Network models.

Course Instructors:

  • Israr Qureshi (Australian National University, Canberra)
  • Arjun Bhardwaj (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Dhirendra Mani Shukla (Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur)
  • Babita Bhatt (Australian National University, Canberra)
  • MP Ganesh (Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad)
  • Suhaib Riaz (University of Ottawa, Canada)
December 26 to 30, 2019 (5 days, Thursday to Monday)
IIM Udaipur
Who Should AttendAll doctoral students who are currently enrolled in PhD/FPM programs across India.
Course FeesThe participation fee is Rs.5000/-
The above fee includes meals and lodging in IIMU campus, all instructional materials, 24 hr free internet facility.
Only selected applicants will be required to pay the participation fee.
This program will be conducted at IIM Udaipur, Balicha - 313001, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
The accommodation will be available for participants from 12.00 noon on December 25th to 12.00 noon on December 31st, 2019.

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