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Midwest Chapter - Leverage Social Networks in New Ways to Power Up Your Alliances
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Network science is one of the fastest growing areas of academic research, pulling together insights and research methods from sociology, economics, psychology, physics, biology, and computer science. Among the many important findings that this research has produced to date, one of the most important is the discovery that a wide array of network types—e.g., neural networks, traffic networks, friendship networks, cell phone networks, epidemiological networks, criminal networks, Facebook networks..

5/11/2017
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Cisco Systems, Inc.
9501 Technology Blvd.
Rosemont, Illinois  60018
United States
Contact: Hallie Brewer


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What are Alliance Networks?
Network science is one of the fastest growing areas of academic research, pulling together insights and research methods from sociology, economics, psychology, physics, biology, and computer science. Among the many important findings that this research has produced to date, one of the most important is the discovery that a wide array of network types—e.g., neural networks, traffic networks, friendship networks, cell phone networks, epidemiological networks, criminal networks, Facebook networks, and so on—have nearly identical structures, or network "topologies." This finding is important as it allows researchers across an array of area studies to learn from one another about the benefits and consequences of various network forms. Strategic management and research on strategic alliances in particular are no exceptions.

Dr. Ned Smith (click for bio), Associate Professor of Management & Organizations at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and faculty affiliate at the Northwestern Institute for Complexity Research, will lead a discussion about networks of strategic alliances and alliance ecosystems.

Following a brief introduction on the role of networks in an increasingly interconnected world, we will highlight three different types of alliance networks. By way of several real-world examples we will diagnose the benefits of these alliance networks and analyze in greater depth how Toyota's ability to both build and manage its alliance network has led to a significant competitive advantage for the company.

 

Key questions include:

  • What are alliance networks?
  • How does managing an alliance network differ from managing a traditional strategic alliance or alliance portfolio?
  • What are the benefits (and costs) of one kind of alliance network over another?
  • What is the best way to build and manage an alliance network that complements my organization's strategic goals?

Please consider inviting your colleagues who contribute to managing your alliances.

This face-to-face chapter event is sponsored by ASAP Members  College of American Pathologists and Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc.
9501 Technology Blvd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Attendees should park in the visitor parking area in front of the building (not in the employee parking garage)
After entering the main lobby, follow the signs to the conference room on the left.

 






 

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