Assistant Professor Christian Barrot, newly appointed at the KLU

Christian Barrot and Sönke Albers
Christian Barrot and Sönke Albers
KLU Lectures Series

The  KLU has scheduled four inaugural  lectures over three months. One newly appointed Assistant Professor is Dr. Christian Barrot who gave a lecture on the topic “Did they tell their friends? – Using social network analysis to detect contagion processes”. Sounds difficult – and is difficult and that had nothing to do with the circumstance that the presentation over approx 60 minutes – and in addition 30 minutes  scheduled for discussion –  was held in English language. Social contagion processes such as word-of-mouth are key factors for the successful launch of a product. But it is difficult to find conclusive evidence of such effects in network-level studies. Christian Barrot has observed and analyzed anonymous custumer data  from a telecom provider which consisted of a high number of customers and phone calls.

Go to Brooktorkai 20
Go to Brooktorkai 20
The audience learnt about innovation, adoption and diffusion: when is a customer adopting innovation, will innovation be successful and when? How efficient is a network and how long does it take to get in touch with all networkers?  Assistant Professor of Marketing and Innovation Dr. Christian Barrot is newly appointed at the KLU and: we do tell this to our friends and readers.  So another analysis can be done to detect contagion processes in the future… 

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