Session 296

How Social Networks Create Competitive Advantage: The Microfoundations Reputation

Track Q

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014

Track X

Time: 09:30 – 10:30

Presentation

Room: Madrid


Session Chair:

  • TBD

Speaker:

Competitive Advantage in Networks is created by the information breadth, timing, and arbitrage advantages of bridging structural holes. But benefiting from the advantage depends on having sufficient Social Standing to be accepted as a network broker (formal authority, informal authority, and especially reputation which most allows new talent to rise up). Therefore, understanding the Origins of Reputation is critical to understanding competitive advantage. In nonhuman networks, reputation emerges in a well-known way within closed networks distributing trusted information from repeated observation (eBay, Amazon, etc.; Bandwidth Effect). In human networks, however, closed networks typically play a more active role in defining reputations. Closed networks operate as echo chambers in which people share selected stories in casual gossip intended to strengthen connections with one another (Echo Effect). Sharing the same opinion again and again makes people feel connected but they become ignorantly certain in their opinions of others, and reputations are amplified to persistent positive and negative extremes (key graph). In other words, reputations are a by-product of people building relations with one another, which has Significant Implications for Managing Reputation (key table).

All Sessions in Track Q...

Sun: 13:45 – 14:30
Session 295: Keynote: Lifetime Achievement Award
Sun: 14:30 – 15:15
Session 471: Keynote: CK Prahalad Award
Mon: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 296: How Social Networks Create Competitive Advantage: The Microfoundations Reputation
Mon: 13:30 – 14:30
Session 4: Business Models in their Competitive Context
Session 5: Building Strategic States
Session 298: Using Networks to Shape Strategy
Session 299: Dealing with the Euro Area Economic Crisis: Strategic Adjustment in the Period of Turmoil
Session 300: Methodological and Conceptual Frontiers in the New World of Networks
Tue: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 297: Granularity of Profit
Tue: 14:15 – 15:15
Session 6: Quantitative Empirical Approaches in Strategic Management
Session 301: Strategy Frameworks: In Quest of Relevance in a Turbulent World
Session 302: Directing Strategy: The Process Challenges of Formulating and Implementing Strategy in a World of Networks
Session 470: Governance Challenges in Globalized Networks
Session 473: Rethinking the Architecture of Global Corporations

All Sessions in Track X...

Sun: 13:45 – 14:30
Session 295: Keynote: Lifetime Achievement Award
Sun: 14:30 – 15:15
Session 471: Keynote: CK Prahalad Award
Sun: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 203: Acquisition Implementation
Session 215: Yikes: What Now (Reloaded)?: Firm Responses to Stakeholder Activism
Session 398: Corporate Strategy and Corporate Finance: Continuing the Research Conversation
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 260: IPRs, Appropriability and Innovation
Session 338: Making Strategy, Strategic Change and the Role of Sensemaking and Sensegiving
Mon: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 296: How Social Networks Create Competitive Advantage: The Microfoundations Reputation
Mon: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 213: What is In It For Us? How Sustainability Matters for Firm Strategy
Session 352: CEO Decision Making
Session 405: Multi-Sided Platform Strategies
Mon: 13:30 – 14:30
Session 4: Business Models in their Competitive Context
Session 5: Building Strategic States
Session 298: Using Networks to Shape Strategy
Session 299: Dealing with the Euro Area Economic Crisis: Strategic Adjustment in the Period of Turmoil
Session 300: Methodological and Conceptual Frontiers in the New World of Networks
Mon: 14:45 – 16:00
Session 368: Firm Scope and Industry Competition
Session 375: Changing External Environments: How do Multinationals Respond?
Mon: 16:30 – 17:45
Session 245: Human Capital Complementarities
Session 344: Paradoxical Tensions and Innovative Strategies
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 409: Increasing the Relevance of Strategy Research
Session 446: Empirical Studies and Case Studies of Business Models
Tue: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 297: Granularity of Profit
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 469: M&As and Innovation
Tue: 14:15 – 15:15
Session 301: Strategy Frameworks: In Quest of Relevance in a Turbulent World
Session 302: Directing Strategy: The Process Challenges of Formulating and Implementing Strategy in a World of Networks
Session 470: Governance Challenges in Globalized Networks
Session 473: Rethinking the Architecture of Global Corporations
Tue: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 208: Interactions, Recombination and Adaptation Processes
Session 346: Management and Strategy Practices Reconsidered
Tue: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 441: Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures: Sources and Successes


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