How people get along and get ahead socially within the organizations? This dissertation studies the role of personality and interpersonal perceptions in social network dynamics.
It presents two studies that advance our understanding on how friendship unfolds within the organizations.
The first study looks into how proactive personality - individuals’ inclination to shape their environment and foster change - contributes to the formation of perceptions of competence and friendship in teams.
The second study looks into how Five Factor personality traits add to dynamics of friendship and conflict networks and looks into how friendship and conflict mutually influence each other.

P.P.M.A.R. Heugens (Pursey) , M.C. Schippers (Michaéla)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Dolgova, E. (2019, September 26). On Getting Along and Getting Ahead: How Personality Affects Social Network Dynamics (No. EPS-2019- 455-S&E). ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management. Retrieved from