Centre for Business Network Analysis

The University of Greenwich has the largest concentration of business network analysts in Europe. Organisational and economic network analysis is providing powerful insights into the ways people relate to one another within and across organisational boundaries. The techniques allow a rigorous quantification of many aspects of relationships that have previously at best been sensed intuitively.

The Centre for Business Network Analysis is applying the techniques of organisational network analysis to a wide range of business problems, reconceiving individual firms, organisations and markets as structured relationships.

Our experts have published widely and are working on a range of current research projects including fields within enhanced networking with social media, black and minority ethnic career support networks and interorganisational networks in microfinance.

We provide:

  • Presentations to corporate audiences
  • Short courses
  • Training in software and analysis
  • Problem-solving and software consultancy
  • Certified postgraduate courses
  • Commissioned research

YouTube: An introduction to organisational network analysis


  • June 28, 2017. Prof. Massimo Riccaboni, IMT Lucca, Italy.
  • June 12-16, 2017. CBNA Summer School 2017
  • May 19, 2017. 1st FENS Workshop on Financial Economics and Network Science.
  • April 26, 2017, 2pm. Sergey Sosnovskikh, University of Greenwich. SEZs and Industrial Parks in Russia, QA010.
  • April 5, 2017, 3pm. Hoang Luong, University of Greenwich. A network approach for the effect of technological spillovers in determining firm R&D investment, QA010
  • March 29, 2017, 3pm. Dr Rita Headington, University of Greenwich. Using longitudinal ego-network data to explore student teachers' informal feedback experiences, QA010.



  • March 15, 2017, 3pm. Prof. Bruce Cronin, Univeristy of Greenwich. The Private Politics of State Actors, SL010.
  • March 8, 2017, 1pm. Dr Vladimir Popov, University of Greenwich. Interlocks between business and politics in Russia, SL007.
  • February 15, 2017, 3pm. Dr David Dekker, University of Greenwich. A new measure for clustering in networks. QA110.
  • February 15, 2017, 2pm. Dawn Foster, University of Greenwich. Multilevel Collaboration between Software Developers and the Impact of Proximity. QA110.
  • January 16-20, 2017. CBNA Analytical Software Winter School.


  • November 30th, 2016. Prof. Bruce Cronin, University of Greenwich, Multiple and mixed methods in heterodox research. SL106.
  • November 16th, 2016. Computational Social Sciences London, Queen Mary University School of Mathematical Sciences.
  • October 12th, 2016. Dr Andrea Baronchelli, City University, From social conventions to categories. 13:00-15:00 QA020.
  • October 5th, 2016. Prof. Bruce Cronin, University of Greenwich, The rise and fall of the Business Roundtable? 3:00-15:00 QA010.
  • July 14, 2016. Workshop on Accessing Twitter data and webscraping with python with Prof Moses Boudourides, University of Patras, 10:00-14:00, QA165:
  • June 1, 2016. Dr Pi-Chi Chen, University of Greenwich, Corporate strategy in digital economy: a case study of Alibaba, 17:00-18:00, HH103.
  • May 23-28, 2016. Summer School in Social Network Analysis.
  • May 28, 2016. Dr David Dekker, University of Greenwich, Permutation approaches to statistics, 13:00-14:00, HH103.
  • May 27, 2016. Dr Per Block, ETH Z├╝rich, Analysing networks of occupational mobility 13:00-14:00, HH103.
  • May 13, 2016. Dr Myrtle Emmanuel, University of Greenwich, The influence of undergraduates developmental networks on their perceived career success,  13:00-14:00, QA020.
  • April 21, 2016.Dr Vladimir Popov, University of Greenwich, Interlocking directorate as a social instrument of coordination of macro-economic processes in capitalist economies: An exploratory study of German companies, 13:00-14:00, QA075.
  • April 13, 2016. Dr Riccardo De Vita, University of Greenwich, Interorganizational networks and strategy: Evidence from an Italian footwear district, 17:00-18:00, HH103.
  • March 9, 2016. Prof Bart Nooteboom, Universiteit van Tilburg, Virtue Ethics for Economics, 17:00-18:30, SL101.
  • February 18, 2016. Dr Riccardo De Vita and Dr Guido Conaldi, University of Greenwich, Industrial districts as networks, 13:00-14:00, QA075.
  • February 12, 2016. Computational Social Science Initiative London, 17:00-18:30, SL106.
  • February 4, 2016. Prof Bruce Cronin, The value of ministerial engagement, 13:00-15:00, QA075.
  • January 21, 2016. Dr Andrew Parker, University of Grenoble, Bridging the gender divide: The effect of informal status on the structuring of women and men's networks,14:30-15:30, QA110.
  • January 11-15, 2016. CBNA Analytical Software Winter School.


  • December 15, 2015. Big Data and Large Corporate Networks: Enhancing Data Quality Through Standards for the Research Community: An International Workshop. Universiteit Van Amsterdam.
  • December 2, 2015. Dr Nicola Perra, Modelling and predicting human dynamics, 16:00-17:00, QA063.
  • November 30, 2015. Dr Paula Tubaro, Dr A. D'Angelo and Prof. Louise Ryan - Visualization in Mixed-Methods Research on Social Networks, 13:00-14:00, Hamilton House HH102.
  • November 19, 2015. Sergey Sosnovskikh - Russian SEZ's as Industrial Clusters, 13:00-14:00, Hamilton House HH102.
  • October 25, 2015. Luca Maria Aiello - Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs London - Popularity and Quality in Social Media, 13:00-14:00, QA138.
  • June 23-28, 2015.Sunbelt XXXV Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel. Together with the University of Manchester, The Centre for Business Network Analysis is co-organising the annual international conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysts.
  • June 15-20, 2015. Summer School in Social Network Analysis .
  • January 12-16, 2015. Analytical Software Workshops .


  • December 10, 2014. Dr Mary-Paz Arrieta-Paredes and Prof. Bruce Cronin - Some Network Aspects of Managerial Performance and Executive Recruitment Amongst Large Companies in the UK.
  • November 26, 2014. Prof. Bruce Cronin, Dr Guido Conaldi and Dr Riccardo De Vita - The Impact of Face-to-face Events on Online Collaboration, 12:00-13:00, QA239.
  • November 19, 2014. Dr Athena Piterou - Configuring Science and Technology Studies: an event-based analysis, 12:00-13:00, Hamilton House HH102.
  • November 12, 2014. Jenny Nguyen - Networks of Financing Electricity Generation, 14:00-15:00, QM167.
  • November 5, 2014. Matthew Smith - Application of Multilevel Network Analysis to International Trade and Investment, 12:00-13:00, QA239.
  • Five PhD Scholarships available with the Centre for Business Network Analysis commencing 2014-15.
    CBNA members Francesca Pallotti, Guido Conaldi and Alessandro Lomi win Best International Paper in Academy of Management HCM Division. Nominees for Best International Paper in the Academy.
  • May 23, 2014. Susan O'Shea, University of Manchester. When birds of a feather rock together is it all for the love of homophily? Hamilton House, 11.30-13:00.
  • May 27, 2014. Prof Mark Mizruchi, University of Michigan. Domination via fragmentation: The decline of the American (and British?) corporate elite . QA065, 13:00-14:00.
  • May 30, 2014. Dr Kathryn Oliver, University of Manchester. Strategies to influence people and organisations in public health policy. Hamilton House, 11.30-13:00.
  • June 2-11, 2014. Summer School in Social Network Analysis .
  • May 16, 2014. Prof Sanjeev Goyal, Cambridge University. QA065, 11.00-13:00.
  • April 11, 2014. Marco Tonellato, University of Lugano. The effect of knowledge diversity on group learning and performance: A case study in Open Source Software. 
  • February 7, 2014. Dr Andrew Parker, University of Grenoble. Investing in social capital: Effects of performance feedback on network dynamics.
  • January 31, 2014. Prof Radhika Desai, University of Winnipeg. Global political economy.
  • January 6-10, 2014. Analytical Software Workshops


  • December 6, 2013. Dr Hongwei Chuang, National Taiwan University - How dynamic networking drives stock market volatility, and why it matters.
  • November 26, 2013. Dr David Dekker - Transitivity correlation, with tests on example data sets.
  • June 14, 2013. Professor Rob Cross, University of Virginia, Engaging Corporate Clients with SNA.
  • November 1, 2013. Professor Garry Robins - Melbourne University, Multilevel networks and social ecological systems.
  • October 18, 2013. Dr Antonio A. Casilli, Telecom ParisTech, & Dr Paola Tubaro, University of Greenwich, Visualising personal network data.
  • September 27, 2013. People of medieval Scotland - Using social network analysis to reveal the past (Professor Dauvit Braun - Professor of Scottish History, University of Glasgow; Dr Matthew Hammond - Research Associate, University of Glasgow; Mr John Bradley - Senior Lecturer, Kings College London; Dr Cornell Jackson - Research Associate, Kings College London).
  • June 27-29, 2013. 9th UK Social Networks Conference. University of Greenwich.
  • June 17-25, 2013. CBNA Summer School in Social Network Analysis, University of Greenwich.

Centre for Business Network Analysis is part of the Business School, University of Greenwich.