Dr Evgenia Dolgova

Evgenia Dolgova

Guest Researcher
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

My research applies dynamic social network analysis to study innovation. Zooming on the antecedents of innovation, I explore how individual and group characteristics affect the evolution of relationships in innovating teams, and how this dynamics affects important group outcomes such as team performance. This research steam contributes to innovation literature, emphasizing that individuals and their interactions matter for organizational performance.

Zooming out, I look on the consequences of innovation and investigate how emergent technologies impact traditional institutions. Applying complexity lens, dynamic analysis of social networks and semantic network analysis, I study how new technologies propagate through society, taking massive open online courses and nanotechnology as examples. I am interested in how motivation and actions of various stakeholders result in systemic change, and ultimately adoption - or rejection - of new technology. This research stream extends organizational theory by focusing on the interplay between new technologies and institutional arrangements.

To shed light on these phenomena, I apply a broad repertoire of methods, from stochastic actor-based modeling, to social network analysis, to natural language processing.

Professional experience

Guest Researcher

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

(external) researcher

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

(external) researcher

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Publications

Professional Publications (3)

Work in Progress

  • E. Dolgova & M.C. Schippers (2019). The co-evolution of perceptions of competence and friendship: The effect of self-monitoring personality. Organization Science, R&R (2).

Scholarly Publications (20)

  • E. Dolgova, P.P.M.A.R. Heugens, M. Wolf & K. Pandza (2016). Hopes and Fears: Institutional logics and sentiment around MOOCs. OMT Paper Development Workshop: Edinburgh, UK (2016, maart 7 - 2016, maart 7).
  • E. Dolgova, P.P.M.A.R. Heugens, M. Wolf & K. Pandza (2016). Hopes and Fears: Institutional logics and sentiment around MOOCs. Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA / Sunbelt Conference): Newport Beach, CA (2016, april 5 - 2016, april 10).
  • E. Dolgova & M.C. Schippers (2015). Co-evolution of perceptions of competence and friendship in teams: the effect of self-monitoring personality. Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt Conference): Brighton, UK.
  • B. Schrempf & E. Dolgova (2015). Nano-technology in Ireland – an analysis of patent co-classification network. In D.G. Assimakopoulos, K. Pandza & I. Oshri (Eds.), Managing Emergent Technologies for Socio-Economic Impact (Series on Science, Technologies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship). London: Edward Elgar doi: 10.4337/9781782547884
  • J. Diessner, E. Dolgova & C. Moser (2015). Semantic Network Analysis in Organization Studies: Practical Skills. Academy of Managment Annual Meeting: Vancouver, Canada.
  • E. Dolgova & K. Pandza (2014). The emergence of the field: Exploratory discourse analysis of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, USA.
  • E. Dolgova (2013). The effect of self-monitoring personality, perceptions of competence on friendship formation in teams. Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Lake Buena Vista, USA.
  • E. Dolgova (2013). The emergence of the field: Exploratory discourse analysis of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Management Research for European Innovation: Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
  • A. Alexiou, M.C. Schippers, I. Oshri & E. Dolgova (2013). Exploring the real potential of serious games: The role of game features and individual differences on user engagement and learning. EGOS Colloquium: Montreal, Canada.
  • E. Dolgova (2013). Exploratory Discourse Analysis of an Emergent Field - Massive Open Online Courses. Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt Conference): Hamburg, Germany.
  • E. Dolgova & M.C. Schippers (2012). Birds of a feather 2.0: Is there a personality-based homophily? NYU Stern Medici Summer School 2012: Florence, Italy.
  • E. Dolgova & M.C. Schippers (2012). The effect of self-monitoring personality and expertise on relationship formation in groups. European Academy of Management Annual Meeting (EURAM),: Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • E. Dolgova (2012). Personality-trait based homophily. International Seminar “Personal Networks: Methods and Applications”: Barcelona, Spain.
  • S. Ben-Menahem, E. Dolgova & P. van Neerijnen (2012). The Role of Team Members' Proactive Personality and Advice-Seeking Behavior in the Emergence of Team Proactive Behavior. Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic: .
  • E. Dolgova, S. Ben-Menahem, P. van Neerijnen & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2012). The Emergence of Team Proactiveness. Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt Conference): Redondo Beach, USA.
  • E. Dolgova (2011). Birds of the Feather Flock Together 2.0: Is There a Personality Based Homophily? Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt 2011): St. Pete Beach, FL, USA.
  • E. Dolgova (2011). Birds of the feather 2.0: Is there a personality-based homophily? International Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA 2011): Zurich, Switzerland.
  • E. Dolgova, W. Van Olffen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2010). The Interaction between Personality, Social Network Position and Involvement in Innovation Process. Organization Science Winter Conference: Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA (2010, februari 3 - 2010, februari 7).
  • E. Dolgova, W. Van Olffen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2009). The Interaction Between Personality, Social Network Position and Involvement in the Innovation Process. 9th EURAM Conference 2009: Liverpool (2009, mei 11 - 2009, mei 14).
  • E. Dolgova, W. Van Olffen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2009). The Effects of Personality and Social Network Position on Individuals' Involvement in Innovation. INGroup Conference: Colorado (2009, juli 16 - 2009, juli 18).

Doctoral Thesis

Recognitions

Organization Memberships (3)

Side positions

  • Erasmus PhD Association Rotterdam (EPAR)

    President

Media

Media items

  • Mindfulness at work: how 10 minutes can make employees more creative

    Evgenia Dolgova and Dirk Deichmann, both faculty at RSM, have written an article with Emma Schootstra, RSM alumna. The article discusses mindfulness in the workplace. They have researched the effects of mindfulness and have found…

  • How 10 minutes of mindfulness can make employees happier and more creative

    Mindfulness can boost workplace happiness, which has an immediate effect on the bottom line. According to new research from RSM, ten minutes of mindfulness alone can boost happiness and creativity. Researchers Dirk Deichmann,…

  • Using mindfulness to increase creativity in the workplace

    Employees who take part in a ten-minute mindfulness session are more likely to generate original ideas, new research by Dirk Deichmann, Evgenia Dolgova and Emma Schootstra of RSM reveals.

  • 10 minutes of mindfulness can make you more creative

    Employees who take part in a ten-minute mindfulness session are more likely to generate original ideas, shows new research by Dirk Deichmann, Evgenia Dolgova and alumna Emma Schootstra of RSM.

  • Werknemers creatiever na meditatie

    Following ten minutes of mindfulness meditation, employees are able to come up with more creative solutions for work problems. This is the conclusion drawn in a recent study by researchers Evgenia Dolgova and Dirk Deichmann and…

  • Creatief denken op het werk: start met 10 minuten mindfulness

    Organising a ten-minute mindfulness meditation can promote creative thinking at work shows a new study by RSM alumna Emma Schootstra and researchers Evgenia Dolgova and Dirk Deichmann.

  • 10 Minutos De Meditação Consciente Tornam-te Mais Criativo

    This article references a new study by alumna Emma Schootstra, assistant professor Dirk Deichmann, and researcher Evgenia Dolgova of RSM. They found that a single 10-minute session of conscious mindfulness meditation can help…

  • Tien minuten mindfulness maakt je creatiever

    Hectic working conditions and stress undermine the focus and creativity that employees need in order to think innovatively. Alumna Emma Schootstra (MSc Management of Innovation), Dirk Deichmann and Evgenia Dolgova of RSM have…

Discovery items

Carmen Koetsier on the best places to look for inspiration

Out of ideas? Carmen Koetsier investigated the effects of taking a break from a creative task to find #inspiration.

How people form relationships at work

Do you wonder why some employees get on well with their colleagues and others do not? Find out in Evgenia Dolgova’s research.

How ten minutes of mindfulness could make you more creative

How do you come up with innovative ideas in a stressful work environment? Ten minutes of mindfulness meditation can boost your creativity.

Courses

Sustainable Strategies

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BMME085
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Past courses

Organisational identity: managing strategic change and company image

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMME090
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master