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Prof. Santiago Campero

Santiago-CamperoSantiago Campero is Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at HEC Montréal. He completed his PhD at the MIT Sloan School of Management specializing in Economic Sociology.

Santiago is passionate about understanding how status and social network dynamics contribute to replicating inequalities in organizations and labor markets. His research has a particular focus on the competition for talent among high-tech entrepreneurs. He was a finalist in the 2015 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition and was also Runner-up in the 2016 MIT Sloan Doctoral Research Forum.

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Prof. Elena Obukhova

Elena ObukhovaElena Obukhova is a co-founder of the working group. She is an Assistant Professor in Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

Elena’s research investigates benefits of network mobilization, including how people build new ties and how they use the ones they already have. She is also deeply passionate about understanding how social change shapes the use of social networks, with a particular attention to China. Her studies tackle these questions by developing unique datasets primarily though the use of survey methods.

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Prof. Andrew Piper

Piper_McGill_Reading_updatedAndrew Piper is Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University. His work explores the application of social network analysis to the study of literature and culture, from imaginary social networks in novels to the real networks of prizewinning literary communities.

He is the director of .txtLAB, a digital humanities laboratory at McGill, as well as leader of the international partnership grant, “NovelTM: Text Mining the Novel,” which brings together 21 partners across North America to undertake the first large-scale quantitative and cross-cultural study of the novel.

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Prof. Corey Phelps

Corey PhelpsCorey Phelps is a co-founder of the working group. He is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization and Associate Dean of Executive Education at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He completed his Ph.D. at the Stern School of Business, New York University.

Corey’s research examines the creation, diffusion and adoption of innovations at multiple levels of analysis, with a particular interest in understanding how different types of interorganizational phenomena – strategic alliances, acquisitions and corporate venture capital investing – influence these innovation processes. Much of his research draws on the social networks literature. He currently teaches a doctoral seminar on social networks at McGill.

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Prof. Brian Rubineau

Brian RubineauBrian Rubineau is a co-founder of the working group. He is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. His PhD is from the MIT Sloan School of Management, with concentrations in Economic Sociology and Organization Studies.

His research investigates how informal social dynamics contribute to inequalities in occupations and labor markets, often using social network analysis. He teaches a doctoral methods course on social network analysis.

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Prof. Ekaterina Turkina

Ekaterina Turkina Ekaterina Turkina is Associate Professor of International Business at HEC Montréal. She completed her PhD at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh.

Ekaterina holds a Professorship in International Business Networks. She is passionate about understanding how local and international inter-firm networks (buyer-supplier, partnership, investment) transform industrial clusters. She also applies network methodology to examine economic complexity and local and trans-local business eco-systems. She currently teaches a doctoral seminar on applied network analysis at HEC.

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Prof. Jeroen Struben

Jeroen Struben Jeroen Struben was a co-founder of the working group. He is Associate Professor of System Dynamics in the Strategy & Organization Department at EM Lyon Business School and research affiliate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Jeroen received his PhD at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He holds an MsC in Physics from Delft University of Technology.

Jeroen Struben is a social and systems scientist who studies dynamics of market formation and transformation towards more sustainable pathways. His research addresses questions such as “How do alternative products – e.g. alternative fuel vehicles – or practices – e.g. healthful food consumption – penetrate in the marketplace – or society at large, rather than falter. Jeroen tackles these problems using methods ranging from simulation to empirical analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets.

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