Dean's Research Lecture Series

Dean's Research Lecture Series

The Technology Management Program Dean’s Research Lecture Series is the premier event that brings accomplished and inspiring professors to campus to explore topics related to the field of technology management and organizations. The lecture series provide a forum for the academic community to learn from and engage in conversations with outstanding scholars on cutting-edge research findings.

Each quarter will feature several preeminent speakers. Lectures will last approximately one hour starting at 12:00pm and take place in the TMP Executive Learning Center, Phelps Hall 1410. For a full listing of the lectures, please see below. Lunch is provided for all guests who RSVP.

Attendees are required to register prior to the event for lunch and space reservation. For more information, contact Amanda Higham via email or by phone at 805-893-7577.   

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Speakers for 2016-2017

October 7, 2016

Melissa Valentine, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Flash organizations: Crowdsourcing complex work via reconfigurable organizational structures

October 28, 2016

Scott Poole, David L. Swanson Professor of Communication, University of Illinois

Low-Overhead, Action-Oriented Team Science in International Contexts

December 2, 2016

Beth Bechky, Jacob B. Melnick Term Professor of Management and Organizations, New York University

The specter of testifying: Forensic scientists as advocates for the evidence

January 13, 2017

Samer Faraj, Professor of Technology, Management & Healthcare, McGill University

The reconstitution of work practices during a radical hospital transformation

February 3, 2017

Brad Staats, Associate Professor of Operations, University of North Carolina

Motivating Process Compliance through Individual Electronic Monitoring: An Empirical Examination of Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

March 17, 2017

Linda Argote, David M. Kirr & Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University

The Effects of Communication Networks and Membership Stability on Transactive Memory Systems and Group Performance:  An Experimental Investigation

April 7, 2017

Melissa Mazmanian, Associate Professor of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

Rituals of Quantification: Understanding the power of output controls

May 19, 2017

Ron Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, University of Chicago

Chinese Entrepreneurs, Social Networks, and guanxi

June 2, 2017

Janet Vertesi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

Organized Science: Social Organization and Technoscientific Work on NASA’s Robotic Spacecraft Teams.

Past Research Talks

Speakers for 2015-2016

May 27, 2016 

Kimberly Elsbach, Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Instruction, Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership, UC Davis Graduate School of Management 

Giving Ideas That Won’t Get Rejected: How Personal Identity Relates to Idea-Taking in Creative Collaboration

May 17, 2016

Andrew Hargadon, Professor of Technology Management, Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Between conception and creation: Uncertainty, commitment, and the innovation of penicillin

March 11, 2016

Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

The Advocacy Trap: When legitimacy-building inhibits organizational learning

November 13, 2015

Daniel Cable, Professor, Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

Putting your Best Self to Work: How Best-Self Activation Influences Emotions, Physiology, and Employment Relationships