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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 110 | Submission: 15178 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, CAR)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 10 2018 1:00PM - 2:30PM at Marriott Chicago Downtown - Magnificent Mile in Addison Marriott Ballroom
Genesis and Dynamics of Brokerage Position
Network Brokerage

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Organizer: Kwangjun An, McGill U.
Organizer: Elena Obukhova, McGill U.
Discussant: Richard A. Benton, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Discussant: Yoonjin Choi, London Business School
Discussant: Shelby Gai, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Discussant: Exequiel Hernandez, U. of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Christopher I. Rider, Georgetown U.
Discussant: Sampsa Samila, IESE Business School
Discussant: Edward Bishop Smith, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Discussant: Akbar Zaheer, U. of Minnesota
While researchers have made considerable progress in documenting and theorizing the benefits of brokerage positions, our understanding of how and why brokerage positions persist over time is still in its infancy. Improved understanding of sustainability of brokerage is important, not just because it informs theory on how networks evolve over time, but also because it reveals important and novel mechanisms that drive long-lasting effects of brokerage. Following our last year’s successful PDW that explored temporal dynamics in the performance effects of brokerage, this year we turn our attention to discussing the genesis, persistence or instability of brokerage positions. By drawing on panelists’ expertise in diverse theoretical perspectives and methodologies, this PDW will make an important contribution toward advancing our understanding of brokerage dynamics. Most importantly, it will provide structured opportunities for audience participants to discuss this research topic with our invited panelists, stimulating future research in this area.
Pre-registration is required for this session. To register online, please visit The deadline to register online is July 16, 2018.
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