Professor Mark Ebers, our current DAAD visiting scholar from Germany will present a talk on "Connections Count: The Power of Social Capital": Who you know, how you relate to those you know, and how you are positioned within your network – your social capital – importantly influence the opportunities you have in life. The talk will illuminate how and why social capital can help and constrain you in finding a job, getting a promotion, increasing your pay, gaining influence, and more. It will further show how social capital can also foster or inhibit firm performance and innovation, depending on how firms cultivate the social capital of their members and develop it over time.
Mark Ebers is Professor of Business Administration, Corporate Development and Organization at the University of Cologne. Previously, he served on the faculties of Augsburg University and Paderborn University. He has been a visiting professor or visiting scholar at Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Universitá L. Bocconi, Milan, and Columbia Business School. He was John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University, Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) International Visiting Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and recently Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Professor Ebers received both his Doctorate in Business Administration and his Habilitation from Mannheim University, Germany.Professor Ebers research focuses on the governance and outcomes of inter-organizational relations, organization design as well as organizational learning and innovation. He has extensive experience in executive education and consulting for national and international clients in the areas of strategy and organization.
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Connections Count: The Power of Social Capitalis a DAAD-sponsored event.