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.
His research focuses on the origins and evolutionary dynamics of the dual social structure of markets that encompasses both collaborative and conflictual interorganizational relationships. He also investigates how network positions of firms determine their behavior and performance; and the role of varying global network topologies in shaping performance consequences for entire communities of firms.
Sytch, Maxim and Ranjay Gulati (2011) "Markets as Networks," in D. Teece and M. Augier (Eds.), Forthcoming in Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management.
Sytch, Maxim, Tatarynowicz, Adam, and Gulati, Ranjay (2011) "Toward a Theory of Extended Contact: The Incentives and Opportunities for Bridging Across Network Communities." Forthcoming in Organization Science.
Gulati, Ranjay, Sytch, Maxim, and Tatarynowicz, Adam (2011) "The Rise and Fall of Small Worlds: Exploring the Dynamics of Social Structure." Forthcoming in Organization Science.
Sytch, Maxim (2010) "Where Do Conflictual Ties Come From? Exploring the role of Spatial Distribution of Principals and Mediating Agents," Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Montreal. (Academy of Management, OMT Division, Best Paper Award, 2010).
Sytch, Maxim and Gulati, Ranjay (2008) "Creating Value Together," Sloan Management Review, 50(1): 12-13.
Gulati, Ranjay, Sytch, Maxim and Merhotra, Parth (2008) "Breaking Up is Never Easy: Planning for Exit in a Strategic Alliance," California Management Review, 50(4): 147-163.