Stephen R. Barley

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Stephen R. Barley
Born February 16, 1953
Residence Stanford, California
Citizenship American
Fields Organizational theory
Technological change
Alma mater College of William and Mary
MIT Sloan School of Management
Doctoral students Debra Gash
Asaf Darr
Beth Beckhy
Siobhan O'Mahony
Paul Leonardi
Andrew Nelson
Stine Grodal
Yosem Companys
Known for Contributions to structuration theory and
Work and Technology Studies
Influences Everett C. Hughes
John Van Maanen
Anthony Giddens
Erving Goffman
Influenced Wanda Orlikowski
Paul Carlile
Brian Pentland
Martha Feldman

Stephen R. Barley (born February 16, 1953) is an American organizational theorist and The Richard W. Weiland Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Barley's research focuses on the role of technology in organizational change and organizational/occupational culture.

Biography[edit]

Barley received his A.B. in English from the College of William and Mary in 1975, a M.A. in Student Personnel Administration from the Ohio State University in 1977, and a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1984.[1] His dissertation was entitled "The Professional, the semi-professional, and the machine: The social implications of computer based imaging in radiology." His 1986 paper "Technology as an occasion for structuring" has been cited over 1000 times.[2]

Barley was a professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University between 1984 and 1994 and joined the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 1994.[1] The National Research Council and the National Academy of Science's committee on the changing occupational structure was co-chaired by Barley in 1998 and 1999.

Barley was editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly from 1993–1997 and has served on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Managagement Studies, and Organization Science. Barley currently co-directs the Center for Work, Technology, & Organization at Stanford University.

Selected Publications[edit]

Books:

  • Van Maanen, John, and Stephen R. Barley. Occupational communities: Culture and control in organizations. No. TR-ONR-10. ALFRED P SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CAMBRIDGE MA, 1982.
  • Tolbert, P. S.; Barley, Stephen R. (1991). Professions and Organizations. Special edition of Research in the Sociology of Organizations: Organizations and Professions 8. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 
  • Barley, Stephen R. (1996). The New World of Work. Washington, D.C.: National Planning Association. ISBN 0-902594-54-0. 
  • Barley, Stephen R.; Orr, J. (1997). Between Craft and Science: Technical Work in the United States. Ithaca, NY: ILR Press. ISBN 0-8014-8366-2. 
  • Kochan, T. A.; Barley, S. R. (1999). The Changing Nature of Work and Its Implications for Occupational Analysis. Washington, D.C.: National Research Council. 
  • Barley, Stephen R.; Kunda, G (2004). Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12795-6. 

Articles, a selection:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Curricula Vita: Stephen R. Barley". Center for Work, Technology, & Organization, Stanford University. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  2. ^ "Articles citing Barley". Google. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 

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