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Organizition and Human Resourses Department's Lecture

Topic:     NETWORKS, RESOURCES, and CAREER SUCCESS

Speaker:Jason D. Shaw(Chair Professor of Management,Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Time:      14:00 Nov.8 2017

Place:     Room1008,Mingde Bussiness Building

Abstract:

In this presentation, I will report the results of a new meta-analysis of the relationships among network position variables and dimensions of career success. Advantageous network position is often seen through a positive lens, affording the position holder the opportunity to accumulate additional resources and thereby improve their chances of high job performance and promotion. But, network position can also deplete resources, endangering trust, consuming time, and leading to information overload. In this paper, I outline two alternative views of networks and success through these alternative pathways. The results show that larger networks create resource enhancements and depletion, but generally has a positive indirect effect on career success. Brokerage is negatively associated with resource depletion, but the effects on career success are mostly positive and direct, not via the hypothesized mediators. Several method-related moderators will also be discussed and implications of the study for network theory will be addressed.

BIO:

Jason D. Shaw
PhD, Chair Professor of Management
Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Editor, Academy of Management Journal
Jason D. Shaw (Ph.D., University of Arkansas) is Chair Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the Editor of Academy of Management Journal, the leading empirical journal in the field of management. Prior to his appointment at PolyU, he was the Curtis L. Carlson School-wide Professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and also served on the faculties of the University of Kentucky and Drexel University. He also served or is serving on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals in HRM/OB.