Agency and Intentionality in Networking

An Interactive Experiment

Balint Dioszegi, Valentina Tartari, Daniella Laureiro-Martínez, Stefano Brusoni, Anne L. J. Ter Wal

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Resumé

Despite tremendous progress in network and social capital research over the past decades, the behavioral aspects of networking remain ill-understood. Research has tended to ignore how individuals balance intentional, high-agency networking actions and serendipitous, low-agency actions and how the mix between those two sets of behaviors may affect individual utility from networking. Whereas the emerging body of research on networking predominantly portrays individuals as highly instrumental and goal-directed in their networking, studies in the prevailing structuralist paradigm of social capital research emphasize network actions induced by prior social structure and environmental factors. In this study we aim to unite both perspectives, addressing how individuals balance intentional and serendipitous behaviors during networking. Using an interactive experiment in which we manipulate the extent of forethought exercised ahead of an information search task, we observe ? with the help of sociometric badges ? how planning and preparation shift the balance between ego- vs. alterinitiated actions, intentional vs. ad-hoc actions, and deliberate vs. emergent actions. Using a battery of psychological and cognitive measures as a backdrop, we assess how certain personality and cognitive characteristics enable individuals to adopt the balance in behaviors that helps them to successfully navigate social settings in search of information.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2019
Antal sider38
StatusUdgivet - 2019
BegivenhedDRUID19 Conference - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Danmark
Varighed: 19 jun. 201921 jun. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 41
https://conference.druid.dk/Druid/?confId=59

Konference

KonferenceDRUID19 Conference
Nummer41
LokationCopenhagen Business School
LandDanmark
ByFrederiksberg
Periode19/06/201921/06/2019
Internetadresse

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Dioszegi, B., Tartari, V., Laureiro-Martínez, D., Brusoni, S., & Ter Wal, A. L. J. (2019). Agency and Intentionality in Networking: An Interactive Experiment. Afhandling præsenteret på DRUID19 Conference, Frederiksberg, Danmark.
Dioszegi, Balint ; Tartari, Valentina ; Laureiro-Martínez, Daniella ; Brusoni, Stefano ; Ter Wal, Anne L. J. / Agency and Intentionality in Networking : An Interactive Experiment. Afhandling præsenteret på DRUID19 Conference, Frederiksberg, Danmark.38 s.
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Dioszegi, B, Tartari, V, Laureiro-Martínez, D, Brusoni, S & Ter Wal, ALJ 2019, 'Agency and Intentionality in Networking: An Interactive Experiment' Paper fremlagt ved DRUID19 Conference, Frederiksberg, Danmark, 19/06/2019 - 21/06/2019, .

Agency and Intentionality in Networking : An Interactive Experiment. / Dioszegi, Balint; Tartari, Valentina; Laureiro-Martínez, Daniella; Brusoni, Stefano ; Ter Wal, Anne L. J.

2019. Afhandling præsenteret på DRUID19 Conference, Frederiksberg, Danmark.

Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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