Daniel J. Brass

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Daniel Joseph (Dan) Brass (born ca 1948) is an American organizational theorist and Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Kentucky, and Director of its LINKS Center for Social Network.


Brass studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where in 1969 he received his BA in Psychology, in 1975 his MA in Labor and Industrial Relations,and in 1979 his PhD in Business Administration and Management.

Brass started his academic career as Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University in 1979. In 2000, he moved to the University of Kentucky, where he was appointed J. Henning Hilliard Professor of Innovation Management. He founded the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis in 2006, and is currently the Director of the LINKS Center and Chair of the Department of Management in the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

From 1995 to 2007 Brass was Associate Editor at the Administrative Science Quarterly, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Management and Organization Review.[1]

His research interests "focus on the antecedents and consequences of social networks in organizations".[1]

Selected Publications[edit]

Brass authored and co-authored numerous publications in his field of expertise.[2] Books, a selection:

Articles, a selection:


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