Centre for Business Network Analysis 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 knowledge transfer within the creative industries, high-tech industrial clusters, diffusion through networks, enhanced networking with social media, black and minority ethnic career support networks and inter-organisational networks in microfinance.

We provide:

  • Short courses
  • Training in software and analysis
  • Problem-solving and software consultancy
  • Postgraduate courses
  • PhD supervision
  • Presentations to corporate audiences
  • Commissioned research


Upcoming events

Past events

  • 8 November 2019, D266. Dr. Marco Tonellato, Ludwig Maximilians-Univesitat, Assembling the team: An empirical analysis of partner selection mechanisms and performance in robot-assisted surgery.
  • 9-12 September 2019. 4th European Social Networks Conference, Zurich.
  • 9-11 July 2019. International Workshop on Networks and Urban Systems, Greenwich.
  • 26 June 2019, 1pm, QA239. Dr Tijs van den Broek, University of Amsterdam, Mo-"bilizing* friends versus coworkers: comparing the effectiveness of institution-based and friends-based mobilizing structures from a national men's health social movement.
  • 24 June 2019, 11am, Hamilton House. Claudio Linhares - Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil - Techniques for visualization of temporal networks.
  • Two three-year doctoral scholarships, commencing September 2019:
    • Quantifying community living experience using social media data (Dr Zhen Zu, Dr Menna Jones)
    • Simulation-based modelling and analysis of mix-traffic movement at signalised junctions (Dr Meng Meng, Dr Zhen Zu)
    • Data-driven decision making in closed-loop supply chain (Dr Li Zhou, Dr Meng Meng)
  • 3-14 June 2019. CBNA Summer School in Social Network Analysis:
    • 3-5 June: 3 Day Social Networks Introductory Workshop
    • 10-14 June: 5 Day GADPro in Social Networks - Summer of DANS
  • 30 May 2019,  2pm, Hamilton House. Dr Ryota Kobayashi, Principles of Informatics Research Division National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan - Modelling popularity in Twitter and Online petition
  • 30 May 2019,  1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Takaaki Aoki, Faculty of Education, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan - Graph-based classification of opinions in free-response surveys
  • 20 May 2019, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr David Dekker. Organizational fields from network text analyses.
  • 25 February 2019., 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Vittoria Colizza, Inserm & Sorbonne Université. Facing the challenge of infectious disease epidemics.
  • 18 February 2019, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Luca Giorgio. Organizational change and the effect on new and diverse tie formation. An examination of networks among physicians before and after the change.
  • 11 February 2019,1pm, Hamilton House. Srinidhi Vasudevan. Board processes, director selection and risk-taking behaviour of firms.
  • 28 January 2019, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Fausto Di Vincenzo, Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio Chieti e Pescara, Chieti (UNICH). Hospital network resilience after unexpected shocks.
  • 7-11 January 2019, CBNA Winter School in Social Network Analysis.
  • 10 December 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr. Diego Fregolente, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and US Army Lab. Competition and spreading of low and high quality information in online social networks.
  • 10 December 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr. Tom Brökel, Utrecht University. Using structural diversity to measure the complexity of technologies.
  • 7 December 2018, 10-1pm, QA075. Initial meeting of the Networks and Urban Systems Centre.
  • 27 November 2018, 4pm, QA065. Dr Frank Takes, University of Amsterdam. Network Science Methods for Understanding Large-Scale Corporate Networks.
  • 26 November 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Holly Fairbairn. Corporate Reputations Formed in Social Networks: The Effects of Normative Influence.
  • 12 November 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Francisco Rodrigues, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Predicting epidemic spreading and synchronization from network structure.
  • 26 October 2018, 10am-5pm, Hamilton House. Second UK Network Science Workshop
  • 15 October 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Prof Bruce Cronin, University - creative industry knowledge exchange in the UK.
  • 8 October 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Fabio Bento, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. Interaction Changes in Response to Organisational Change in the Public Sector.
  • 1 October 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Matthew Smith, The Cultural Evolution of Prestige: A Study Among the Matrilineal Khasi.
  • 17 September 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Luis Rocha. Sampling Biases in Social Networks with Community Structure.
  • 2 July 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Prof Moses Boudourides, University of Patras. Egocentric Network Dynamics; The case from the ACLED project Middle East conflicts data.
  • 29 June 2018, QA180. Workshop on Financial Economics and Network Science.
  • 25 June 2018, 1pm, Hamiltion House. Dr Nicky Garsten. The Fit To Partner Test: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for Establishing Corporate and NGO Partnerships in an Uncertain World
  • 13-22 June 2018, Hamilton House. CBNA Summer School in Social Network Analysis 2018.
  • 8 June 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Sebastian Stephens, Plymouth University. Exploring the influence of friendship and trust on assessor selection decisions for multisource feedback assessments of UK doctors.
  • 4 June 2018, 2pm, Hamilton House. Dr Nicola Perra. Epidemic Spreading in Modular Time-Varying Networks.
  • 4 June 2018, 1pm, Hamilton House. Dr Claudia Wagner, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Science. Minorities in Social and Information Networks
  • 30 April 2018, 1pm. Hamilton House. Dr Andrew Parker, Exeter University. A Social Comparison Approach to Knowledge Hiding.
  • 17 January 2018, QA110, 1pm. Prof. Alessandro Lomi, ETH Zurich and University of Lugano. The Third Man: hierarchy formation in Wikipedia.
  • 8-12 January 2018, Hamilton House. CBNA Winter School.
  • 27 November 2017, 1pm, Hamilton House. Prof. Martin Everett, University of Manchester. Unpacking Burt's constraint measure.

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