Organizational Network Analysis
Speaker: Dr Karen Stephenson, President of Netform
Dr. Karen Stephenson is a corporate anthropologist and lauded as a pioneer and "leader in the growing field of social-network business consultants." In 2007, she was one of only three females recognized from a distinguished short list of 55 in Random House’s Guide to the Management Gurus. In 2006, she was awarded the first Houghton Hepburn Fellow at Bryn Mawr College for her groundbreaking contributions to civic engagement. In 2001, her consulting firm Netform was recognized as one of the top 100 leading innovation companies by CIO. Her prominence catapulted in 2000 when she was featured in a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell, regarding the social dynamics of office spaces. Even before these accolades, Stephenson had earned praises for innovatively solving a variety of complex problems which have been featured in The Economist, Forbes, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Wired. Drawing upon her prolific experience and 400 member database, Dr. Stephenson consistently delivers that “aha’ moment to her clients and audiences.
Dr. Karen Stephenson has been sighted at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University where she currently lectures. This was preceded by 5 years at the Harvard School of Design and 10 years at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.
She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Harvard University, an M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Utah, and B.A. in Art & Chemistry at Austin College, TX.
Dr Karen Stephenson，President of Netform
社会网络分析方法（Social Network Analysis，SNA），是一种复杂的测量和计算社会网络关系的研究方法。这种研究方法在组织研究、网络学习社区人际互动研究、学习型组织研究中，都有一定的应用。由于SNA的计算非常复杂，大量社会网络研究都需要借助专门的软件来完成运算。Netform的产品之一就是它们的SNA分析软件。另外，Netform也向各类组织提供社会网络分析咨询，其客户包括HP、洛杉矶警察局和IBM这样的大型机构。
Karen Stephenson博士是MIT开放课程“Digital Anthropology”特邀讲座教师，她的专著有Quantum Theory of Trust: The Secret of Mapping and Managing Human Relationships等，在组织网络研究中也有一定的影响。在本次讲座中，她的讲座内容主要包括：SNA方法与工具；SNA在教育组织研究中的应用案例。