Professor Maxim Sytch, who grew up in Russia and Ukraine, will give his perspective on the Russia-Ukraine War.
Maxim Sytch is a Professor in the Department of Management and Organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Previously, he was a lecturer in the Department of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research explores how networks of relationships among individuals and organizations emerge and shape behaviors and outcomes. This work has explicated the novel dynamics of power, influence, and knowledge creation and transfer in social structures. In his most recent research, he examines how collaborative networked systems can withstand major shocks and disruptions — such as those inflicted by natural and human-made disasters, social and political unrest, wars, and pandemics — and recover from them effectively. He also examines how and under what circumstances professional service organizations can induce demand for their services that are unnecessary for the buyers and can be detrimental to them.
This research has been published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, California Law Review, California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Managerial and Decision Economics, Organization Science, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. His work has also been covered by AsiaOne.com, BBC, BusinessWeek, The Brunei Times, Phys.org, Reuters, and Yahoo News. In addition, his essays appeared in Huffington Post, Inc.com, and the Observer. In 2010, his study examining dynamics of influence in patent infringement litigation won the Best Paper Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management. In 2012, another study, which examined the relationship between network communities and firms’ invention productivity, was a finalist for the Best Paper Award at the Israel Strategy Conference. In 2016, his paper on social structures interconnecting lawyers and federal judges in litigation was the finalist for the Best Paper on Entrepreneurship Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management. In 2019, his paper on network inequality among inventors was the finalist for the Best Paper Award on Knowledge and Innovation at the Strategic Management Society Conference.
He serves as an Associate Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly. He won the Outstanding Reviewer Awards from both the Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, and the Strategic Management Society 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 eight times. Maxim Sytch holds a Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.