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Sytch, Maxim

Adjunct Professor
Fall 2018


Maxim Sytch is an associate professor of management and organizations and the Michael R. and Marry Kay Hallman Fellow at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. His research focuses on the dynamics of the social structure of interorganizational relations (e.g., partnership ties and patent infringement lawsuits among organizations) and on their consequences for individual organizations and their exchanges. He also examines the implications of social structure for entire communities of organizations. Coupling various methodologies (longitudinal analysis, agent-based modeling, survey analysis, and qualitative research) with social network analytic techniques, he assesses how interorganizational ties form, evolve, and aggregate into globally interconnected social systems. He investigates how the structure of these systems and an organization's position in them impacts organizational behavior and outcomes and the evolution and outcomes of interorganizational dyadic exchanges. Organization-level outcomes include the organization's performance in procurement relationships; its propensity to enter into collaborative relationships and to initiate and sustain conflictual interactions; and the organization's growth rate and innovation performance. He also examines the implications of global network structures for entire communities of organizations in terms of the networks' enabling or constraining the diffusion of knowledge across different industries. Professor Sytch received his PhD from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

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