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Davis Conference on Qualitative Research 2014

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Co-chaired by Professor Bechky and Professor Elsbach, this year’s conferences features guests from around the world to discuss key topics on qualitative research.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

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 22, 2014

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 continental breakfast

Topic 1 – Why Collaborate?

8:15-9:00 AM – Paper 1

INSTRUMENTAL COLLABORATION: WHY AUTONOMOUS PROFESSIONALS
COLLABORATE AND HOW THEY BENEFIT
Heidi K. Gardner, Harvard University

9:00-9:45 AM – Paper 2

SELECTIVE INCENTIVES, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND IDENTITY: TOWARD A
BEHAVIORAL THEORY OF COLLECTIVE ACTION
Jeffrey G. York, University of Colorado, Boulder

9:45-10:00 AM  Break

Topic 2 – Careers

10:00-10:45 AM  Paper 3

CAREER SCRIPTS AS ENABLERS OF INSTITUTIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Amit Nigam, Cass Business School, UK and Gina Dokko, UC Davis

10:45-11:30 AM  Paper 4

BREAKING CLASS CEILINGS IN CORPORATE CAREERS: THE CASE OF ELITE
HIRING
Lauren Rivera, Northwestern University

11:30-12:30 PM  Lunch

Topic 3 – Knowledge Creation in Complex Environments

12:30-1:15 PM  Paper 5

STONE SOUP: HOW ACADEMIC HUMANISTS AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS GET
THINGS DONE
Mitchell Stevens, Stanford University

1:15-2:00 PM  Paper 6

PRODUCTIVE DISRUPTIONS
Michelle Barton, Boston University

2:00-2:15 PM  Break

Topic 4 – Identity and Embodied Labor

2:30-3:15 PM  Paper 7

“YOU WANT THE VIBRATOR?”: MANAGING HOMOSOCIAL DESIRE IN BARBERS’
EMBODIED LABOR
Craig Rich, Loyoloa Marymount University

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

6541 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599
707-944-1112

5:50 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 23, 2014

On your own in Napa
Morning van to Sacramento Airport

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