Below are references for a selection of my papers. I am happy to share my work but, for copyright reasons, am unable to post all of it openly on the web. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in copies of anything below.
Barley, W.C. (Forthcoming). Technology-organization relationship. In C. R. Scott & L. Lewis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Treem, J.W. & Barley, W.C. (Forthcoming). Exploring the (De)valuation of Process Experts in Contemporary Organizations. In J. Treem & P. Leonardi (Eds.), Expertise, Communication, and Organizing. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Barley, W.C. (2015). Anticipatory work: How the need to represent knowledge across boundaries shapes work practices within them. Organization Science. 26(6) 1612-1628. doi: 10.1287/orsc.2015.1012 Pre-print version
Barley, W. C. (2014). Cloudy with a chance of partnership: How weather researchers shape science to support collaboration. (Dissertation), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.Winner of the W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award, and the Art Stinchcombe Dissertation Prize in Organization Studies Available via ProQuest
Leonardi, P. M., Treem, J. W., Barley, W. C., & Miller, V. D. (2014). Attitude Surveys. In V. D. Miller & M. E. Gordon (Eds.), Meeting the challenges of human resource management: A communication perspective (pp. 155-166). New York: Routledge. Book available from Publisher and Amazon
Barley, W.C. (May, 2014) “We’re not a job shop:” Strategically managing mixed motives at disciplinary boundaries. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA.
Barley, W.C. (November, 2013) Staging Technology: The Upstream Consequences of knowledge representation for collaborative work. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.
Barley, W.C. (July, 2013) Acknowledging specialized work: A coalitional approach to collaboration. Paper presented at the 29th colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). Montreal, Canada. Nominated for EGOS Best Student Paper Award
Barley, W.C., Leonardi, P.M., & Bailey, D.E. (2012). Engineering objects for collaboration: Strategies of ambiguity and clarity at knowledge boundaries. Human Communication Research 38(3) 280-308. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2012.01430.x
Shortened Conference Version:
Barley, W.C., Leonardi, P.M., & Bailey, D.E. (August, 2011). Engineering objects for collaboration: Strategies of ambiguity and clarity at knowledge boundaries. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. San Antonio, TX. Best Paper Proceedings and Cross-divisional Presentation
Clark, A.T., Barley, W.C., & Leonardi, P.M. (May, 2012). Interaction, Transparency and Practice: Communicative and Material Factors Contributing to Convergence in Technology Use. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ. Top Paper: Organizational Communication Division
Barley, W.C., Leonardi, P.M. & Treem, J.W. (September, 2011) Information Triage: Evaluating Expertise to Support Distributed Collaboration. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Barley, W.C., Clark, A.T., & Leonardi, P.M. (May, 2011). Emerging Technologies-in-Practice: A Communication Framework of Convergence of Technologies-in-Use. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA.
Leonardi, P. M., & Barley, W. C. (2011). Materiality as Organizational Communication: Technology, Intent, and Delegation in the Production of Meaning. In T. Kuhn (Ed.),Matters of Communication: Political, Cultural, and Technological Challenges to Communication Theorizing. pp. 101-124 Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Forlizzi, J., Barley, W.C., & Seder, T. (2010) Where Should I Turn? Moving from Individual to Collaborative Navigation Strategies to Inform the Interaction Design of Future Navigation Systems. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010), pp. 1261-1270. New York: ACM Press.
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