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.

Taylor, B. C., Barley, W. C., Brummans, B. H. J., Ellingson, L. L., Ganesh, S., Herrmann, A. F., Rice, R. M., Tracy, S. J. (2021) Forum Essay: Whatever Happened to Ethnography in Organizational Communication Studies? Management Communication Quarterly. doi: 10.1177/08933189211026700

Leonardi, P. L., Woo, D., & Barley, W. C. (2021) On the Making of Crystal Balls: Five Lessons About Simulation Modeling and the Organization of Work for Predicting COVID-19. Information and Organization. (30)1. doi: 10.1016/j.infoandorg.2021.100339

Treem, J. W., Barley, W. C., & Leonardi, P. M. (2021) Resourcing expertise: How existing schemas and ongoing communication shape the meaning of expert work in a global organization. Communication Monographs. (88)2, 237-262. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2020.1775271

Vandewalle, B., Barley, W. C., Padmanabhan, A., Katz, D. S., & Wang. S. (2020) Understanding the multifaceted geospatial software ecosystem: A survey approach. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2020.1831514

Wilson, S. R., Barley, W. C., Ruge-Jones, L., & Poole, M. S. (2020) Tacking amid tensions: Using oscillation to enable creativity in diverse teams. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. doi: 10.1177/0021886320960245

Barley, W. C., Dinh, L., Workman, H., & Feng, C. (2020) Exploring the relationship between interdisciplinary ties and linguistic familiarity using multilevel network analysis. Communication Research. doi: 10.1177/0093650220926001

Barley, W. C., Treem, J. W., & Leonardi, P. M. (2020). Experts at coordination: Examining the performance, production, and value of process expertise. Journal of Communication. 70(1), 60-89. doi:10.1093/joc/jqz041

Barley, W.C., Treem, J.W, & Kuhn, T.R. (2018) Valuing Multiple Trajectories of Knowledge: A Critical Review and Research Agenda for Knowledge Management Research. Academy of Management Annals, 12(1), 278-317. doi: 10.5465/annals.2016.0041
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Treem, J.W. & Barley, W.C. (2018) A Framework for How Expertise is Communicated and Valued in Contemporary Organizations: Why Process Work Matters. In P. Salem & E. Timmerman (Eds.), Transformative Practices and Research in Organizational Communication, pp. 130-149. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2823-4.ch008

Barley, W. C., & Weickum, N. R. (2017). The Work Gap: A Structured Review of Collaborative Teamwork Research from 2005-2015. Annals of the International Communication Association, 1(2), 136-167. doi:10.1080/23808985.2017.1322912
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Barley, W.C. (2017). Technology-organization relationship. In C. R. Scott & L. Lewis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118955567.wbieoc204

Treem, J.W. & Barley, W.C. (2016). 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 Winner of the NCA Organizational Communication Division’s Outstanding Article Award.
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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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