Welcome to the
Organization Studies Group's (OSG's)

Fall 2004 OSG Seminar Series

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Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in E52-598 (Forrester Room) from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Fridays.
As they become available, abstracts or papers for the seminars will be posted and can be seen by following the links as indicated.

Date Speaker & Affiliation Topic / Title

David Krackhardt
Carnegie Mellon University

Toward a Structural Theory of Coordination

17-Sep-2004 Socializing Meet the new student!
24-Sep-2004 Jody Hoffer Gittell
Brandeis University

Is the Doctor In? Impact of Physician Job Design on Relational Coordination and Patient Outcomes

1-Oct-2004 Deborah Dougherty
Rutgers University

"It's the Organization, Stupid!" Organizing for Innovation in the 21st Century.

Theoretical Paper

Empirical Paper

08-Oct-2004 Pam Tolbert
Cornell University
Institutions in action: The declining use of tenure systems in colleges and universities.

Diane Vaughan
Boston College

NASA Revisited: On Slippery Slopes, Repeating Negative Patterns, and
Learning from Mistake.
Introductory paper

22-Oct-2004 Siobhan O'Mahony
Harvard Business School

Managing the Boundary of an Open Project



*talk to be held in the dean's conference room (E-52 468)

David Stark
Columbia University

Assemblying Publics: New Technologies of Deliberation and Demonstration in Rebuilding Lower Manhattan


Interactive CV

05-Nov-2004 Richard Hackman
Harvard, Psychology

What Makes for a Great Analytic Team?
Individual vs. Team Approaches to Intelligence Analysis

Click here to email Melissa Mazmanian to request a copy of the paper


Roberto Fernandez &
Brian Rubineau

MIT Sloan

 Referral Network Dynamics: A Segregating Mechanism

Catherine Steiner-Adair
Harvard, Medicine

26-Nov-2004 T H A N K S G I V I N G
03-Dec-2004 Geof Bowker
Santa Clara University
Memory Practices in the Sciences
10-Dec-2004 Jeff Polzer
Harvard Business School
Too many cooks spoil the broth: How high status individuals decrease group effectiveness


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