Research - Weak Ties and Innovation

2013 - 2015


Report out, Member Summit 2015


This ROR explored what features of organizational design or social networking help employees maintain relationships with weak ties or connect with new people both intra- and inter- organizationally.  The research question was:  'Can key features be identified that are essential to establishing legitimacy and trust in weak ties?'


Natalie Schoch, Kellogg Company
Leonard Huskey, US Army Research Laboratory
Subject Matter Experts
Dr. Robert McNamee, Temple University
Dr. Andrew Maxwell, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University