OSA seminar by Kyosuke Tanaka

Imaginary Network Motifs: Structural Patterns of False Positives and Negatives in Social Networks

Info about event

Time

Wednesday 18 May 2022,  at 12:00 - 13:00

Location

2628-303

Contact

The OSA Section, MGMT

Abstract
Despite the consensus that individuals are related in more than one way to each other, most social network research examines only one type of relationship at a time. This limits our understanding of interpersonal relationships in teams and organizations. Namely, the coexistence of multiple types of interpersonal relationships between two individuals plays a major role in these settings (e.g., friendship, advice-seeking, conflict, positive, negative, or perceptions). But how do we make sense of this multiplex relationship, and how do we analyze this type of network data? In my talk, I argue that these issues are due to conceptual and methodological limitations. Therefore, I propose a conceptual and analytical framework to solve these limitations and provide researchers with a way to organize multiplex interpersonal relationships in teams and organizations. The main feature of this framework is to provide guiding principles to make sense of multiplex interpersonal relationships. I illustrate how the proposed framework enables new insights to emerge in an empirical context of cognitive networks.

 

Everyone is welcome!