Davis Conference on Qualitative Research 2012

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 23, 2012

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 – Institutions, Practices and Social Problems

8:15-9:00 AM – Paper 1

Social innovation in contested domains: Insite – North America’s first supervised injection site for intravenous drug users
THOMAS LAWRENCE, Simon Fraser University

9:00-9:45 AM – Paper 2

Tools of the trades: How institutional logics work on the ground
MICHAEL SAUDER, University of Iowa

9:45-10:00 AM  Break

Topic 2 – Group processes: Change and Creativity

10:00-10:45 AM  Paper 3

The underpinnings of organizational change: Leveraging personal needs to increase effectiveness and efficiency at the group level

10:45-11:30 AM  Paper 4

Modern dancers, entrepreneurs, and product designers: An inductive study of feedback in creative work

11:30-12:30 PM  Lunch

Topic 3 – Scientific Research Practices

12:30-1:15 PM  Paper 5

The role of databases in scientific knowledge production
MARIA BINZ-SCHARF, City College of New York

1:15-2:00 PM  Paper 6

The never ending story: The translation of “ethnography” within organization studies
TAMMAR ZILBER, The Jerusalem Business School, Hebrew University

2:00-2:15 PM  Break

Topic 4 – Boundary spanning: Roles and Objects

2:15-3:00 PM  Paper 7

The construction of narratives as boundary objects: The process of emergent problem-handling by boundary spanners in human services work
EMILY HEAPHY, Boston University

3:00-3:45 PM  Paper 8

Role theory and the entrepreneur’s autonomy-dependence paradox: Insights from an ethnography of a business incubator
VICTOR SEIDEL, Said Business School, University of Oxford

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

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 25, 2012

On your own in Napa
Morning van to Sacramento Airport