Executives’ network change and their promotability during a merger

Wookje SUNG*, Giuseppe Labianca, Jesse Michael Fagan

*Corresponding author for this work

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    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
    Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings 2018
    PublisherAcademy of Management
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018
    Event78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, United States
    Duration: 10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018
    https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/past-annual-meetings/2018-improving-lives (Conference website)
    https://journals.aom.org/toc/amproc/2018/1 (Conference proceedings)

    Publication series

    NameAcademy of Management Proceedings
    PublisherAcademy of Management
    ISSN (Print)0065-0668
    ISSN (Electronic)2151-6561


    Conference78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address

    Scopus Subject Areas

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


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