Maxim Sytch

Maxim Sytch

  • Professor of Management and Organizations
Education
  • PhD Northwestern University

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 647-1055
Fax
(734) 764-2555
Email
Room
R5390
Research

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.

Areas of Expertise: Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, Complex Systems, Law, Collaboration, Conflict, Networks, Interorganizational Relations, Intellectual Property, Organizational Design

 

Executive Leadership
Maxim Sytch is an Associate Professor and a Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow 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.

Selected as one the 40 Best Business Professors under 40 in the World by Poets & Quants and CNN Money, Maxim Sytch is an expert on leadership, strategy, and organizational issues within firms. His recent research focuses on how networks of collaboration and conflict within and between firms affect individual and firm outcomes. He examines how firms can effectively manage and leverage connectivity within and across organizational boundaries to enhance performance. This research has been published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, California Law Review, California Management Review, Managerial and Decision Economics, Organization Science, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. His work has also been covered by AsiaOne.com, BusinessWeek, The Brunei Times, Harvard Business Review Blog Network, Phys.org, Reuters, and Yahoo News. 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 2009–2010, Maxim Sytch moderated an online Leadership Seminar in collaboration with the Washington Post. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, and the Strategic Management Society and serves on the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. In 2014, he won the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management Journal.

In 2014, Maxim Sytch won the Ross Executive Education Teaching Impact Award for open enrollment programs. He also advises and speaks to corporations worldwide. Some of his recent engagements include clients such as Bank of America, Bank Mandiri, Banque Saudi Fransi, Chicago Public Schools, Chrysler-Fiat, Grainger, ICBC, Masco, Morgan Stanley, NextGen, Novartis, Oracle, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and TRW.

Prior to entering academia, Maxim Sytch worked in the financial sector for Merrill Lynch and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. He holds a PhD from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Authors
Ashford, Susan, Maxim Sytch, and Lindred Greer
Published Date
08/2020

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HBR.org
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1
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1
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1
Authors
Sytch, Maxim
Published Date
10/2020

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E27
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1
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1
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1
Authors
Sytch, Maxim, Jose Uribe and Yong Hyun Kim.
Published Date
02/2020

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HBR.org

Expanding HR Sphere of Influence to Revolutionalise Work

Authors
Sytch, Maxim
Published Date
02/2020

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Human Resources Management Journal
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
15-17
Authors
Sytch, Maxim
Published Date
02/2020

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HBR.org
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1
Authors
Sytch, Maxim and Lindred Greer
Published Date
08/2020

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HBR.org
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1
Authors
Sytch, Maxim and Yong Kim
Published Date
12/2020

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HBR.org
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
1
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1
Authors
Sytch, Maxim
Published Date
02/2019

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Harvard Business Review
Authors
Sytch, M., F. Wohlgezogen, and E. Zajac
Published Date
11/2018

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Organization Science
Volume: 
12
Issue: 
20
Pages: 
1-19
Authors
Tatarynowicz, Adam, Maxim Sytch, and Ranjay Gulati
Published Date
2016

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Administrative Science Quarterly
Volume: 
61
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
52-86
Authors
Sytch, Maxim and Adam Tatarynowicz
Published Date
2014

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Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 
57
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
249-279
Authors
Sytch, Maxim and Adam Tatarynowicz
Published Date
2014

Source

Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 
57
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
585-613
Authors
Gulati, Ranjay, Sytch, Maxim, and Tatarynowicz, Adam
Published Date
2012

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Organization Science
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
449-471
Authors
Sytch, Maxim, Tatarynowicz, Adam, and Gulati, Ranjay
Published Date
2012

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Organization Science
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
1658-1681

The Rise and Fall of Small Worlds: Exploring the Dynamics of Social Structure

Authors
Maxim Sytch
Published Date
2010

Source

Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
449-471
Authors
Sag, Matthew, Jacobidi, Tonja, and Sytch, Maxim
Published Date
2009

Source

California Law Review
Volume: 
97
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
801-856

Embeddedness

Authors
Maxim Sytch and Yong Hyun Kim
Published Date
12/2014

Source

Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management
D. Teece and M. Augier

Markets as Networks

Authors
Maxim Sytch and Ranjay Gulati
Published Date
12/2014

Source

Palgrave
Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management
D. Teece and M. Augier