Executives’ network change and their promotability during a merger

Wookje SUNG*, Giuseppe Labianca, Jesse M. Fagan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Previous research suggests that large, open personal networks with many structural holes help executives’ career, focusing on stable organizations. Using pre- and post-merger email networks, however, we find that building closed networks can be more advantageous if they are created across organizational boundaries (legacy organizational and functional) during a merger.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018

Conference

Conference78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/08/1814/08/18

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations

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