HR Leadership Forum
Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Organizational Network Analysis: A Conversation between Rob Cross and Martin Kilduff
Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Human Resource Management
Special Issue: Using Social Network Research in HRM
Volume 52, Issue 4, pages 627–644, July/August 2013
How to Cite
Cross, R., Kaše, R., Kilduff, M. and King, Z. (2013), Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Organizational Network Analysis: A Conversation between Rob Cross and Martin Kilduff. Hum. Resour. Manage., 52: 627–644. doi: 10.1002/hrm.21545
- Issue online: 26 JUL 2013
- Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2013
- research methods and design;
- network analysis;
- social networks;
- employee relations
The article features a conversation between Rob Cross and Martin Kilduff about organizational network analysis in research and practice. It demonstrates the value of using social network perspectives in HRM. Drawing on the discussion about managing personal networks; managing the networks of others; the impact of social networking sites on perceptions of relationships; and ethical issues in organizational network analysis, we propose specific suggestions to bring social network perspectives closer to HRM researchers and practitioners and rebalance our attention to people and to their relationships.