Matthew Smith

matthew smith

Dr Matthew Smith

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Matthew Smith is a Lecturer in Strategy at Edinburgh Napier University Business School. Dr Smith's main research interests focus on the application of advanced social network models to economic and business networks. He has applied network analysis to international trade data to explain the organisation of production in the modern global economy. He is also interested in examining networks of interlocking directorates and the impact these have on firm outcomes and behaviour.

Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier University Dr Smith has worked as a lecturer in International Business at the University of Greenwich, and as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford.

Research Areas

Esteem

Editorial Activity

  • PLOS ONE Editorial Board as an Academic Editor

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Reviewing

  • Quality & Quantity
  • Social Networks
  • Business & Society
  • Journal of Open Source Software
  • EPJ Data Science
  • PLOS One
  • Evolutionary Human Sciences

 

Date


16 results

Understanding collaboration patterns on funded research projects: A network analysis

Journal Article
Smith, M., Sarabi, Y., & Christopoulos, D. (in press)
Understanding collaboration patterns on funded research projects: A network analysis. Network Science, https://doi.org/10.1017/nws.2022.33
This paper provides an examination of inter-organizational collaboration in the UK research system. Data are collected on organizational collaboration on projects funded by fo...

A Weighted and Normalized Gould–Fernandez brokerage measure

Journal Article
Zádor, Z., Zhu, Z., Smith, M., & Gorgoni, S. (2022)
A Weighted and Normalized Gould–Fernandez brokerage measure. PLOS ONE, 17(9), Article e0274475. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0274475
The Gould and Fernandez local brokerage measure defines brokering roles based on the group membership of the nodes from the incoming and outgoing edges. This paper extends on ...

How does the behaviour of the core differ from the periphery? – An international trade network analysis

Journal Article
Smith, M., & Sarabi, Y. (2022)
How does the behaviour of the core differ from the periphery? – An international trade network analysis. Social Networks, 70, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2021.11.001
World systems theory proposes that global trade is stratified into hierarchical groups, a tightly connected core, and a weakly connected periphery. The theory suggests that th...

Gender diversity and project publication quality – an analysis of STEM in the UK

Journal Article
Sarabi, Y., & Smith, M. (2021)
Gender diversity and project publication quality – an analysis of STEM in the UK. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2021(1), https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2021.10796abstract
Gender diversity in STEM remains a salient issue, as the field continues to be a male dominated one, despite increased attention on the subject. This paper examines the interp...

Gendered brokerage and firm performance – An interlock analysis of the UK

Journal Article
Sarabi, Y., Smith, M., McGregor, H., & Christopoulos, D. (in press)
Gendered brokerage and firm performance – An interlock analysis of the UK. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/ijppm-01-2021-0022
Purpose Corporate success depends partially on the quality of knowledge accessible to the executive board. One route of access to such knowledge is the appointment of director...

Market ranking and network structure: pathway to dominance

Journal Article
Sarabi, Y., Smith, M., McGregor, H., & Christopoulos, D. (2022)
Market ranking and network structure: pathway to dominance. Management Decision, 60(1), 167-188. https://doi.org/10.1108/md-04-2020-0473
Purpose The relationship between interlocking directorates and firm performance has been increasingly debated, with a focus on whether firm's centrality in interlock networks ...

The scaling of social interactions across animal species

Journal Article
Rocha, L. E. C., Ryckebusch, J., Schoors, K., & Smith, M. (2021)
The scaling of social interactions across animal species. Scientific Reports, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92025-1
Social animals self-organise to create groups to increase protection against predators and productivity. One-to-one interactions are the building blocks of these emergent soci...

Reproductive health decision making among nomadic pastoralists in North Eastern Kenya: a qualitative social network analysis

Journal Article
Kenny, L., Hassan, R., Bacchus, L. J., Smith, M., Shell-Duncan, B., Dagadu, N. A., …Hossain, M. (2021)
Reproductive health decision making among nomadic pastoralists in North Eastern Kenya: a qualitative social network analysis. Reproductive Health, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01164-1
Background To our knowledge, no studies exist on the influence of nomadic pastoralist women’s networks on their reproductive and sexual health (RSH), including uptake of moder...

Network ties and securing an internship during COVID-19

Presentation / Conference
Smith, M., Batas, S., & Sarabi, Y. (2021, April)
Network ties and securing an internship during COVID-19. Paper presented at AIB UKI - 48th Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference, University of Greenwich, London

Busy female directors: an exploratory analysis of the impact of quotas and interest groups

Journal Article
Sarabi, Y., & Smith, M. (2021)
Busy female directors: an exploratory analysis of the impact of quotas and interest groups. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 36(3), 368-385. https://doi.org/10.1108/GM-07-2019-0129
Purpose: This paper aims to provide an exploratory analysis of male and female directors, comparing the case of UK FTSE 350 boards of directors for 2010–2018, with Norwegian b...