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[liberationtech] REMINDER: Joe Labianca - MON MAR 9 at Noon Terman 217

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Thu Mar 5 18:39:11 PST 2009


****APOLOGIES FOR CROSS POSTINGS******


*Center for Work, Technology and Organization
Stanford University Department of Management Science and Engineering
2008-2009 Colloquium Series*


*DR. GIUSEPPE LABIANCA

**GATTON ENDOWED ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT
GATTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
LINKS -- INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON SOCIAL NETWORKS IN BUSINESS
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY**


**
"**CONCERTIVE CONTROL NETWORKS: A LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATION OF BEHAVIORAL
CONTROL IN AN ELITE MILITARY ORGANIZATION"**
(Together with M. de Klepper & E. Sleebos)*
*


**TIME AND LOCATION:*

Monday, February 9, 12:00-1:30 pm
Terman 217

*ABSTRACT:*
The empowerment and decentralization characteristic of post-bureaucratic
organizations in turbulent environments has increased the use of concertive
control.  Rather than controlling organizational members’ behaviors through
hierarchical or technological means, the locus of control has shifted to
peers.  Peers consensually create an informal control regime that monitors
and sanctions behavior inconsistent with the values and rules agreed upon by
the organizational members themselves.  Rather than study the phases of
development of concertive control, our study takes a social network
perspective to understand which individuals will initiate behavioral
control, and which will be the targets of this control.  We explore how
issues of interpersonal status and competence might affect being the control
initiator or target.  The setting is an elite military training organization
where 94 recruits were brought together for a year to create a new unit.
The recruits neither had previous contact, nor were formally organized by
the instructors, thus allowing a longitudinal examination of the developing
web of informal control, interpersonal status, and peer-rated competence in
this self-organizing unit.

*BIOGRAPHY:*

Dr. Labianca received his Ph.D. from Penn State in 1998 and his A.B. from
Harvard in 1989.  Prior to joining the Gatton School faculty in 2006, he was
on faculty at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and the
Freeman School of Business at the Tulane University. He has taught
undergraduate, MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. level courses
in conflict and negotiations, organization and management, organization
theory and design, organizational behavior, human resources management, and
organizational change management.

Dr. Labianca’s main research stream focuses on understanding interpersonal
conflict from a social network perspective. This involves understanding how
dyads in conflict are affected by third parties and by the broader formal
and informal structure in which the dyad is embedded. Joe conducts research
on networks in the workplace using both quantitative and qualitative
methods.  Other recent projects include understanding how group members'
social relationships affect their group's performance; understanding which
social relationships affect perceptions of organizational justice; examining
the relative success of various networking strategies for a person’s career
advancement; and understanding why top managers choose to monitor or emulate
certain organizations in their inter-organizational strategic learning
network.

Dr. Labianca has received the Evening MBA Distinguished Core Educator Award
and the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research from the Goizueta Business
School at Emory, the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Freeman
School of Business at Tulane, and the Fred Brand, Jr. Award for Outstanding
Graduate Teaching from The Smeal College of Business Administration at Penn
State.  His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the
Academy of Management Review, Advances in Strategic Management, Harvard
Business Review, the Journal of World Business, Management International
Review, Organization Science, Science, and elsewhere. He is currently
serving on the editorial board of Organization Science and as an Executive
Committee member of the Academy of Management’s Organization and Management
Theory Division.  He recently won the 2007 OMT best paper award for
“Career-Related Network Building Behaviors, Range, and Promotion,” and was
runner-up for the 2006 AMR best paper award for “Exploring the Social
Ledger:  Negative Relationships and Negative Asymmetry in Social Networks in
Organizations.”

For more information on Dr. Labianca, please visit his
website<http://linkscenter.org/>.
<http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x2198.xml>

*UPCOMING:*

This is the last WTO colloquium for the 2009 winter quarter.  Please note on
your schedules our upcoming colloquiums for the spring quarter.  All
colloquiums are held on a Monday in Terman 217:

   -

   *APR 13*: Martha Feldman <http://socialecology.uci.edu/faculty/feldmanm/>,
   Professor of Planning, Policy and Design, Management, Political Science, and
   Sociology, and Roger W. and Janice M. Johnson Chair in Civic Governance and
   Public Management at UC Irvine
   -

   *MAY 04*: Samer Faraj <http://people.mcgill.ca/samer.faraj/>, Canada
   Research Chair in Technology, Management, and Health Care in the Information
   Systems Group of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University
   -

   *MAY 11*: Batya
Friedman<http://www.ischool.washington.edu/people/facdirectory.aspx?id=3135&mode=pics>,
   Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Professor in the
   Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of
   Washington *(Terman 453)*
   - *MAY 18*: Donald
MacKenzie<http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/sociology/mackenzie_donald>,
   Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science at the
   University of Edinburgh
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