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Session Type: Showcase Symposium
Program Session: 1372 | Submission: 14184 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, TIM, OCIS)
Scheduled: Monday, Aug 7 2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atrium A704
(Re)Doing the Work: Occupational Reactions in the Wake of New Technological Changes
(Re)Doing the Work

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Organizer: Callen Anthony, Boston College
Organizer: Arvind Karunakaran, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organizer: Karla Sayegh, McGill U.
Organizer: Alexandra M. Toll, U. of California, Irvine
Participant: Samer Faraj, McGill U.
Discussant: Beth Bechky, New York U.
Discussant: Andrew Nelson, U. of Oregon
The role of occupations in the structuring of work is gaining prominence as the role of the organization is receding. With the ongoing emergence and diffusion of digital technologies, many occupations confront innovations which can challenge work practices, task jurisdictions, and identities. While much of the existing literature has considered how such changes can shape inter-occupational interactions (i.e. Barley, 1986), intra-occupational tensions remain undertheorized. Recognizing that occupational groups are not homogeneous entities, we explore how changes to the instrumentation of work are consequential to intra-occupational dynamics. Led by two prominent scholars in this field of inquiry, this symposium brings together papers across a range of occupational settings that explore how local and societal-level technological changes can shape intra-occupational coordination, identities, and knowledge.
Search Terms: Occupations | Work | Technology
Intra-Occupational Coordination: Emerging Patterns of Accountability and Control
Presenter: Alexandra M. Toll, U. of California, Irvine
The Reconfiguration of Intra-Occupational Work Practices Following a Merger
Presenter: Karla Sayegh, McGill U.
Presenter: Samer Faraj, McGill U.
Producing Knowledge: Construction, Interpretation and the Tools of Calculation
Presenter: Callen Anthony, Boston College
Performing Emergencies in the Digital Age
Presenter: Arvind Karunakaran, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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