How Do Networks Work?

Past event — 5 December 2018

Kühne Logistics University
Grosser Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg, Room Lecture 1 + 2, 1st floor

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Prof. Jason Shaw, PhD

Shaw Foundation Chair of Business

Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


This presentation details a working project on the mechanisms that link network positions to career-related outcomes. Following decades of studies, we examine presumably important network positions—degree centrality and brokerage. We outline the potential “costs” and “benefits” of occupying these positions in the structure and then examine meta-analytically the direct and indirect pathways for job performance, turnover, and career-success outcomes. The results show unique, differential patterns for each network position and highlight an agenda for future research.


Professor Shaw is the Shaw Foundation Chair in Business in the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He studies employment relationships, financial incentives, employee turnover, and social networks. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Journal, the leading empirical journal in the field of management. He has published papers in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, among other outlets. His work also appears in practitioner-oriented publications such as Harvard Business Review, Compensation and Benefits Review, and WorldatWork Journal. His 2017 co-authored paper on social capital development and entrepreneurship in rural villages in India recent won the “best paper” award for the Academy of Management Journal. He has given (or scheduled to give) more than 130 invited talks on 6 continents. Prior joining NTU, Professor Shaw was Yeung Kin Man Professor in Business Administration at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Curtis L. Carlson School-wide Professor at the University of Minnesota, the Clark Material Handling Company Professor of Management at the University of Kentucky, and an Assistant Professor at Drexel University. Prior to his academic career, he was an analyst for the Boeing Company.

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