Insights from social network analysis - Case board interlocks in finnish game industry

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    Abstract

    In the world of networked innovation and ecosystems, flows of resources into the organization as well as between organizations are emphasized. This allows for using network measures for better understanding. In this study, we look at the case context of Finnish game industry, concentrating especially on inter-organizational flows of board networks or interlocks, and the possibilities of using SNA metrics for insights. The game industry has been very successful, with a turnover of 1.8 Billion Euros in 2014, and we explore the role of board interlocks in it. Our findings of the formal board member networks indicate that in contrast to the assumptions of high actor or node level metrics (degree and betweenness centrality) and the network level metrics (density and clustering), board interlocks are limited.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSystem Sciences (HICSS), 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages4515-4524
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-5670-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 - Koloa, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20168 Jan 2016
    Conference number: 49

    Conference

    Conference49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
    Abbreviated titleHICSS
    CountryUnited States
    CityKoloa
    Period5/01/168/01/16

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    Keywords

    • board interlocks
    • ecosystems
    • social network analysis

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    Suominen, A., Rilla, N., Oksanen, J., & Still, K. (2016). Insights from social network analysis - Case board interlocks in finnish game industry. In System Sciences (HICSS), 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on (pp. 4515-4524). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.561