Welcome to the MIT Sloan Organization Studies Group's (“OSG”) fall 2009 seminar series.
Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in E52-598 (Forrester Room) from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. As they become available, abstracts or papers for the seminars will be posted below.
|Sep 11||OSG Community Mtng (for OSG faculty, students, and affiliates)|
|Sep 18||Roberto Weber, Carnegie Mellon University
Coordination, Communication and Institutions
|Sep 25||No meeting (team day)|
|Oct 2||Ray Reagans, MIT Sloan
Do you two know each other? Presumed homophily and the need for (network) closure.
|Oct 9||No Meeting|
|Oct 16||Jason Greenberg, Harvard University / Northeastern University
Lifeblook or Liability? Schumpeter, Stinchombe, and the Double-edged Sword of Strangers or Strong ties in the Startup Process
|Oct 23||No Meeting|
|Oct 30||Emily Heaphy, Boston University
Rules as Tools in Patient Advocates' Problem Handling Work
Christine Beckman, University of California Irvine
Escape to Reality: Organizational Control and the Internet in a Total Institution
|Nov 13||Roberto Fernandez, MIT Sloan
Creating the Connection: Networks, Race and Poverty at the Hiring Interface
Leslie Perlow, Harvard Business School
Experimenting with Predictable Time Off in a 24/7 World
|Nov 27||No meeting (Thanksgiving)|
Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis
Modularity and the Coordination of Complex Work: The Case of Post-Surgical Patient Care
Traditionally, doctoral students and faculty meet individually and/or in small groups before and after the seminar. Please e-mail Valarie Kniss if you would like to arrange such meetings (please note the dates and times in which you're interested).
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Past OSG Seminar Schedules