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Davis Conference on Qualitative Research 2013

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 22, 2013

Afternoon: Hotel check in

Hyatt Place UC Davis
173 Old Davis Road Extension
Davis, CA 95616

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

Seasons Restaurant
102 F Street
Davis, CA 95616 


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 – Disruptions in Teams – Discussant – Mark Zbaracki

8:15-9:00 AM – Paper 1

The Emergence of Shared Understanding at NEADS On 9/11:Managing The Flow of Information and Making Sense of Conflicting Accounts
MARLYS CHRISTIANSON, University of Toronto, Canada

9:00-9:45 AM – Paper 2

Repair In Collective Performance: How Individuals Know and Respond to Breaches in Coordination
JOHN PAUL STEPHENS, Case Western University

9:45-10:00 AM  Break

Topic 2 – Careers and Identity – Discussant – Marc Ventresca

10:00-10:45 AM  Paper 3

Finding the Plot: How Virtuous Self-Narratives Legitimize Career Downfalls

10:45-11:30 AM  Paper 4

“You Want the Vibrator?”: Managing Homosocial Desire in Barbers’ Embodied Labor.
CRAIG RICH, Loyola Marymount University

11:30-12:30 PM  Lunch

Topic 3 – Creating Institutions and Standards -
Discussant Mark Zbaracki

12:30-1:15 PM  Paper 5

Spaces of Institutional Work: A Wonder Drug and the Single Technology Appraisal Procedure in the UK
STÉPHANE GUÉRARD, Stanford University

1:15-2:00 PM  Paper 6

Voluntary Consensus Standard Setting
JOANNE YATES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:00-2:15 PM  Break

Topic 4 – Issues of Multidisciplinarity and Hybridization –
Discussant Marc Ventresca

2:15-3:00 PM  Paper 7

Interdisciplinarity in Practice: A Case of a Nanotechnology Research Center
SARAH KAPLAN, University of Toronto, Canada

3:00-3:45 PM  Paper 8

Keeping a Foot in Both Camps: Understanding the Drivers of Social Performance in
Hybrid Organizations
JULIE BATTILANA, Harvard 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

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

On your own in Napa
Morning van to Sacramento Airport