Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference

January 28, 2010.
Auditorium
Central European University
Nádor utca 9, Budapest 1051

Network science, as a maturing field, offers a unique perspective to tackle complex problems, impenetrable to our conventional, linear-proportional thinking.  Witnessing a decade of explosive growth, researchers in this field unveiled principles of networked behavior in a wide range of fields, from the evolution of the Internet, to networks of friendship, disease transmission, ecological interactions and economic transactions.  The economy is a vast and complex system of links, where network approaches can become powerful tools for competitive advantage.  The aim of this international conference is to bring together applied network researchers and practitioners to discuss experiences in applying network science to problems in organizational restructuring, political lobbying and corruption, marketing, and finance.

Registration

Participation is free for all, but subject to registration. Please register by sending an e-mail to the following address:
circuits@maven7.hu

Program  [PDF version]

8:30

Registration

9:00

Welcome, John Shattuck  President and Rector, CEU

9:05

Keynote lecture

 

Albert-László Barabási: Network Science - From the Web to Economics

9:40

Organizational development

 

Roberto Dandi: Social Network Analysis: A New Perspective for the Post-Fordist Organization

 

Zsuzsa Szvetelszky and Balázs Szekfű - Darwin's Memetic Network Research

 

István Görgényi: Threat or Treasure: Informal Leaders of Social Networks by the Hunting Territory Model

10:50

Coffee break

11:10

Social media

 

Brunó Bitter: Facebook Connect, Media and Social Networks

 

Balázs Bodó: The Pirates of the Pirates of the Caribbean: File-sharing Networks as Distributed Archives and Context Creating Networks

 

Katalin Orosz: Social media networks: Online community mapping

12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Politics & Business

 

Zoltán Szántó and István János Tóth: Self Government Corruption in Hungary

 

Miklós Fekete: Economic Crime in a Downturn; Hungarian Report

 

Harald Katzmair: Influencer Mapping: A New Technology and Framework in Lobbying, Public Affairs and Campaigning

14:40

Coffee break

15:00

Finance

 

Bálint Diószegi: Productivity of Bank Branches - A Social Network Approach

 

Peter Ruppert: Integrating Network Analysis with Business Intelligence

 

Gyula Kovács, Miklós Krész, and András Pluhár – The Spread of Infection in Real Networks

16:10

Closure

Organizers:

www.maven7.hu
Maven Seven Network Research Ltd.

https://cns.ceu.edu/
CEU Center for Network Science

www.socialnetwork.hu
Social Network Analysis section of the Hungarian Sociological Association