Circuits of Profit: Business Network Research Conference

January 28, 2010.
Central European University
Nádor utca 9, Budapest 1051

Network science, as a maturing field, offers a unique perspective to tackle complex problems, impenetrable to our conventional, linear-proportional thinking.  Witnessing a decade of explosive growth, researchers in this field unveiled principles of networked behavior in a wide range of fields, from the evolution of the Internet, to networks of friendship, disease transmission, ecological interactions and economic transactions.  The economy is a vast and complex system of links, where network approaches can become powerful tools for competitive advantage.  The aim of this international conference is to bring together applied network researchers and practitioners to discuss experiences in applying network science to problems in organizational restructuring, political lobbying and corruption, marketing, and finance.


Participation is free for all, but subject to registration. Please register by sending an e-mail to the following address:

Program  [PDF version]




Welcome, John Shattuck  President and Rector, CEU


Keynote lecture


Albert-László Barabási: Network Science - From the Web to Economics


Organizational development


Roberto Dandi: Social Network Analysis: A New Perspective for the Post-Fordist Organization


Zsuzsa Szvetelszky and Balázs Szekfű - Darwin's Memetic Network Research


István Görgényi: Threat or Treasure: Informal Leaders of Social Networks by the Hunting Territory Model


Coffee break


Social media


Brunó Bitter: Facebook Connect, Media and Social Networks


Balázs Bodó: The Pirates of the Pirates of the Caribbean: File-sharing Networks as Distributed Archives and Context Creating Networks


Katalin Orosz: Social media networks: Online community mapping


Lunch break


Politics & Business


Zoltán Szántó and István János Tóth: Self Government Corruption in Hungary


Miklós Fekete: Economic Crime in a Downturn; Hungarian Report


Harald Katzmair: Influencer Mapping: A New Technology and Framework in Lobbying, Public Affairs and Campaigning


Coffee break




Bálint Diószegi: Productivity of Bank Branches - A Social Network Approach


Peter Ruppert: Integrating Network Analysis with Business Intelligence


Gyula Kovács, Miklós Krész, and András Pluhár – The Spread of Infection in Real Networks



Maven Seven Network Research Ltd.
CEU Center for Network Science
Social Network Analysis section of the Hungarian Sociological Association