The workshop objective is to exchange and discuss new findings, methods, and applications for the examination of social networks. Our goal is to bring together the latest trends in the analysis of networks fromeconomics, information systems, marketing, and management. Theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome. This workshop is organised within the framework of the research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK) by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany. It is part of the SEEK project "Effects of Knowledge and Learning in Technology Adoption: Social Networks, Adoption, and Persistence in the Video Game Market".

Keynote Lecture

  • Arun Sundararajan (Stern School, New York University, US)

Topics of Interest

Determinants of network formation and growth · Peer effects · Word of mouth · Viral marketing · Network design · Collaboration networks · Network econometrics


Online Registration Presenters

Online Registration Paying Attendants

The deadline for submission of full papers is April 22, 2013. Please submit papers to in PDF or MS Word format. The decision on acceptance will be reached by May 3, 2013. The conference fee is € 100. For participants presenting a paper travel expenses (economy class) and accommodation will be covered by ZEW. Presenters will be kindly asked to discuss another paper. All participants are requested to register no later than May 10, 2013. Availability of hotel reservations cannot be guaranteed after May 15, 2013.

Call for Papers

Download Call for Papers (as PDF, 132 KB)


Download Workshop Programme (as PDF, 32 KB)

Organising Committee

  • Benjamin Engelstätter, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW),Research Group "Information and Communication Technologies"
  • Jörg Claussen, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economic
  • Michael R. Ward, University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Economics


27.06.2013 - 28.06.2013

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim