Economic Sociology and Organizations

2015 Sep 24

Pat Satterstrom: Microwedges: How micro-processes change power hierarchies in teams

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tata Hall-Room 120, Harvard Business School

Work, Organizations, and Markets (WOM) Seminar presentation by Pat Satterstrom (HBS).

Abstract

Power hierarchies are ubiquitous and difficult to change, reinforced by conscious and unconscious factors as well as social-structural systems. Despite these forces that lend stability to hierarchies, there is evidence that power structures can change. Yet we know little about the micro-processes that unfold over time that help create such change. I conduct a 31-month ethnographic investigation into these processes in “change...

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