October 20 , 2:00 PM
McDonnell Douglas Auditorium
Stephen R. Barley
Professor of Management Science and Engineering
Stephen R. Barley is the Charles M. Pigott Professor of Management Science and Engineering, the Co- Director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization at Stanford’s School of Engineering and the Co-Director of the Stanford/General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to Stanford in 1994, Barley served for ten years on the faculty of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He was editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly from 1993 to 1997 and the founding editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review from 2002 to 2004. He has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, The Journal of Management Studies and Organization Science. Barley has been the recipient the Academy of Management’s New Concept Award. He was a member of the Board of Senior Scholars of the National Center for the Educational Quality of the Workforce and co-chaired National Research Council and the National Academy of Science’s committee on the changing occupational structure in the United States. The committee’s report, The Changing Nature of Work, was published in 1999. Barley has written extensively on the impact of new technologies on work, the organization of technical work and organizational culture. He edited a volume on technical work entitled Between Craft and Science: Technical Work in the United States published in 1997 by the Cornell University Press. In collaboration with Gideon Kunda of Tel Aviv University, Barley has recently published a book on contingent work among engineers and software developers, entitled Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in the Knowledge Economy, with the Princeton University Press. Barley teaches courses on the management of R&D, the organizational implications of technological change, organizational behavior, social network analysis and ethnographic field methods. He has served as a consultant to organizations in a variety of industries including publishing, banking, computers, electronics and aerospace.