Maxim Sytch is the Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor at the Department of Management & Organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Previously, he was a lecturer in the Department of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research focuses on the origins and evolutionary dynamics of the dual social structure of markets that encompasses both collaborative and conflictual interorganizational relationships. He also investigates how network positions of firms determine their behavior and performance; and the role of varying global network topologies in shaping performance consequences for entire communities of firms.
This research has been published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, California Law Review, California Management Review, Managerial and Decision Economics, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. This work has been covered by AsiaOne.com, BusinessWeek, The Brunei Times, Harvard Business Review, Reuters, and Yahoo News. In 2010, his paper titled "Where Do Conflictual Ties Come From? The Role of Spatial Distribution of Principals and Mediating Agents" won the Best Paper Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management. In 2012, one of his studies was a finalist for the Best Paper Award at the Israel Strategy Conference.
He is on the Editorial Boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science and is a regular reviewer for the Academy of Management Review, American Journal of Sociology, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal, as well as for Business Policy & Strategy and Organizational & Management Theory Divisions of the Academy of Management, where he was recognized as the best reviewer in 2002-2007. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, and the Strategic Management Society. Maxim Sytch holds a Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Areas of Expertise:
Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, Collaboration, Conflict, Networks, Strategic Alliances, Intellectual Property