Dear colleagues:

Thursday 26th of February,Giuseppe Soda, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Bocconi, will present his recently accepted paper in ASQ entitled:




Please find attached the paper (ZaheerSodaFinal.pdf) and a brief CV below.


The research seminar will be held in Castellón de la Plana 8, room CP-202, at 15:00.


If you would like to meet with Giuseppe Soda, please contact Hana Milanov (hana.milanov@ie.edu).


Best regards,

Clara Agustin


Giussepe Soda

Associate Professor,Bocconi  


Academic CV

Associate Professor of Organization Theory. Director of the «Claudio Dematté» Research Division, SDA Bocconi. He has been a visiting professor at the Heinz III School, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg (PA, USA), 1999 and at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (2005, 2006 and 2007). Recent honors and awards: Excellence in Research Award, Bocconi University 2008 and 2001; Excellence in Teaching Award for undergraduate courses, Bocconi University (2006-2007); Best Paper Award , Bocconi School of Management (2005)  Network Memory: The Influence of Past and Current Networks on Performance, Academy of Management Journal  paper; MBA  Teacher of the Year, SDA Bocconi School of Management (2005); Master Teacher of the Year, SDA Bocconi School of Management (2004); Case Study of the Year, Barilla: the story behind an organizational transformation, SDA Bocconi School of Management (1999).

Research areas

Research interests are broadly concerned with understanding how organizational networks and inter-firm collaborations making influence on organizational level outcome, where they come from and how they evolve over time. He has also investigated how network analysis can be used to design effective organizations and firm governance. Broadly, themes that he has been researching include: Antecedents, mechanisms and forms of Interfirm networks; the performance implications of inter-organizational networks; the impact of time on the relationships between network structures and outcome; the genesis and dynamics of network structures; network approach to organizational and governance design; co-evolution of meanings and network structures within organizational teams.

Selected publications

«The Evolution of Network Structure:  Where do Structural Holes Come From? Administrative Science Quarterly, (March, 2009) (with A. Zaheer).

«The Genesis and Dynamics of Organizational Networks», (with Gautam Auhja and Akbar Zaheer) Organization Science (2009). 

«Network Memory: The Influence of Past and Current Networks on Performance», (with Alessandro Usai and Akbar Zaheer) Academy of Management Journal (2004).

Imitative Behavior: Network Antecedents and Performance Consequences, (with Akbar Zaheer and Alessandra Carlone) Advances in Strategic Management (2008). «Inter-firm networks: antecedents, mechanism and forms» (with A. Grandori), Organization Studies (16/2).

«A relational approach to organizational design», (with Anna Grandori) Industry and Innovation (2006).

«Governance and organization design: a negotiation and network analytic approach» (with Anna Grandori), Corporate Ownership and Control (2008).

«Governing with Multiple Principals: An Empirically-Based Analysis of Capital Providers’ Preferences and Superior Governance Structures» (with A. Grandori), in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization, Oxford University Press (2004).

«The Dark Side of Dense Network: from Embeddedness to Indebtedness» (with A. Usai), Networks and Industrial Competitiveness, Routledge (1999).

«Rules as Mode of Economic Governance» in Morgan G. and Engwall L. Regulation and Organizations, Routledge London (1999). 

«The convergence of History, Organization and Networks: An Introductory Research Note», in European Yearbook of Business History, Ashgate (2001).


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