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Networks for Success

Sept. 10, 2013

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Lorenzo Bizzi

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Lorenzo Bizzi, assistant professor of management, is studying strategic alliances and networks that affect organizational performance by putting the microscope on Hollywood's movie studios.

"Networking relationships can be enabling or confining," Bizzi explained. "When such a relationship is enabling, it leads to an exchange of viewpoints, opinions and creativity. One that is confining can lead to frustration and affect the success of the working relationship."

Among the aspects he is studying are relationship reliability, past successes, reputation and referrals. "Through empirical testing, I'm hoping to come up with a general management theory on how networking relationships can contribute to success."

Bizzi joined CSUF in 2012 and earned his doctorate in management from HEC Montreal. His work is focused on organizational networks, organization and work design. This project is supported by a University junior/senior intramural grant.

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