Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies:
Dr. Stephen R. Barley
Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 October 2016, 5.45 - 7.15pm
Held in conjunction with Oxford University Press, the Clarendon Lectures are designed to inform a general academic audience of important issues in management and the social sciences. Oxford Saïd is delighted to announce Dr. Stephen R. Barley, professor and author, will be speaking at the School on Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October as part of this series.
Registration is essential so please use the above 'Register' button to confirm your attendance to each of the lectures you would like to attend.
Tuesday 25 October - What is a Technological Revolution?
Over the last several centuries swarms of innovations have periodically altered the technical infrastructures on which the production systems of Western societies rest. This talk provides a framework for thinking about our past and future by arguing that control systems are the target of today’s cutting edge technological developments which, if successful, will end having automated of the components of production processes.
Wednesday 26 October - How Do Technologies Change Organisations?
In order to change organisations new technologies must do more than alter work practices, they must also occasion changes in role relationships which, by definition, change the networks that constitute organisational structures I develop this perspective by drawing on the work of Irving Goffman and other symbolic interactionists to propose a framework for pragmatically bridging the material and social aspects of technological change.
Thursday 27 October - Managing the Fears of Studying Technical Work
Doing ethnographies of technical work presents challenges unlike those encountered when doing fieldwork in other settings. This talk offers tips for how to manage these challenges based on thirty years trial and error learning while confronting the fears of doing ethnographies of technical occupations.
About the speaker
Dr. Stephen R. Barley is the Christian A. Felipe Professor of Technology Management at the College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Richard W. Weiland Professor Emeritus Professor at Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering where he served for 22 years. He co-founded of Stanford’s Centre for Work, Technology and Organisation. Between 1984 and 1994 Barley served on the faculty of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
More information about Dr. Barley can be found on his profile page of the School website.
Please remember that registration is required to attend this event. The lectures are open for anyone to attend and will take place at Saïd Business School at 5.45pm on Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October 2016. Please remember that registration is required to attend each of these lectures.