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Davis Conference on Qualitative Research 2011

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2011 Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

Afternoon: Hotel check in Hyatt Place UC Davis

173 Old Davis Road Extension
Davis, CA 95616
530-756-9500

6:45 PM  Meet in hotel lobby to leave for dinner – Seasons Restaurant

102 F Street
Davis, CA 95616
530-750-1801

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011

7:45 AM  Meet in hotel lobby to walk to UC Davis Graduate School of Management

2102 Gallagher Hall, UC Davis Campus

8:00-8:15 AM  Welcome and contiental breakfast

Topic 1 – Understanding Daily Work Practices

8:15-9:00 AM  Paper 1 – Pattern in Variety: How Individual Habit and Organizational Routine are Expressed in Meeting the Unique Requirements of Intensive Care Patients

MICHAEL D. COHEN

9:00-9:45 AM  Paper 2 – No Consent? Manufacture Problems: Reorganizing Through the Construction and Management of Problems

RUTHANNE HUISING

9:45-10:00 AM  Break

Topic 2 – The Power of Rhetoric and Vocabulary

10:00-10:45 AM  Paper 3 – The New Tools of the Trade: The Conceptual Vocabularies of Academic Capitalism

STEVE G. HOFFMAN

10:45-11:30 AM  Paper 4 – A Post-Civil Rights Vision of Racial Equality: Diversity Rhetorics and Initiatives in Three Organizational Cases

ELLEN C. BERREY

11:30-12:30 PM  Lunch

Topic 3 – The Process of Sensemaking

12:30-1:15 PM  Paper 5 – The Transformers: Mexican Immigrants and the Development of Tacit Knowledge

NATASHA ISKANDER

1:15-2:00 PM  Paper 6 – Physical Artifacts and Sensemaking in a Design Consulting Firm

ILEANA STIGLIANI

2:00-2:15 PM  Break

Topic 4 – Tensions in Defining Organizational Roles

2:15-3:00 PM  Paper 7 – Amphibious Entrepreneurs and the Emergence of New Organizational Forms

WALTER W. POWELL & KURT SANDHOLTZ

3:00-3:45 PM  Paper 8 – Short on Time: Managing the Time Paradox in Business Sustainability

NATALIE SLAWINSKI & PRATIMA BANSAL

4:00 PM  Depart for Napa, wine tasting and dinner (we will have vans).
5:00 PM Check in Napa Valley Lodge

2230 Madison Street
Yountville, CA 94599-1340
707-944-2468

6:15 PM  Meet in hotel lobby to leave for dinner
7:00 PM  Private Wine Tasting and Dinner – Brix Restaurant

7377 Saint Helena Highway
Napa, CA 94558-9726
707-944-2749 

SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

On your own in Napa
Morning van to Sacramento Airport

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