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The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

The Value of Networks: Social Networks and the Value Creating Process

Bruce Cronin, Philippa Ashton, Kimiz Dalkir, Erica Wiseman, Stephen Hickman, Antoinette St. Hillaire.

There has been increasing recognition of the way in which important processes within organisations, such as knowledge, culture and change, are underpinned by social networks. Recent work, employing rigorous techniques of social network analysis, have begun to systematically map these networks. But, as yet, there has been little attempt to quantify social networks in terms of their specific contribution to the value adding process.

This colloquium brings together a range of perspectives on the relationship of social networks to the value-creation process. Theoretical and empirical contributions explore the intangible relationships intertwined with monetary and non-monetary exchanges within and between firms as well as issues involved in the valuation of these relationships.


Bruce Cronin  (United Kingdom)
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Business School
University of Greenwich

Philippa Ashton  (United Kingdom)

Staffordshire University

Kimiz Dalkir  (Canada)

McGill University

Erica Wiseman  (Canada)

McGill University

Stephen Hickman  (United Kingdom)

University of Greenwich

Antoinette St. Hillaire  (United Kingdom)

University of Greenwich

  • Social network analysis
  • Value added
  • Intellectual capital assessment
  • Knowledge flow
  • Value assessment
  • Knowledge management
  • Communities of practice
  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Value net
  • Value system
  • Organisational Collaboration

(90 min. Colloquium, English)