Stephen R. Barley

Email:  sbarley [at] stanford [dot] edu
Phone: (650) 723-9477
Office: Huang Engineering Center 208


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Research Interests

  • Professional and technical work
  • Effect of technological change on work and organization
  • Social networks
  • Corporate power and democracy

 Selected Publications

Research Projects

Current Projects
  • The Institutional Field of Corporate Political Power
  • Networks of Corporate Power
  • How the Internet is Changing the Work of Car Salesman
Completed Projects
  • The Social Construction of Telecommuting
  • Assessing the Role of Technology in the Work of Modern Engineers
  • Contingent Work in Silicon Valley
  • The Effects of Communication Technologies on Availability
  • Transformation Of Engineering Design: Digitization And Global Distribution Of Engineering Work


  • MS&E 108. Senior Project
  • MS&E 181. Issues in Technology and Work for a Post-Industrial Economy
  • MS&E 381A. Doctoral Research Seminar in Work, Technology, and Organization: Theoretical Underpinnings
  • MS&E 383. Doctoral Seminar on Ethnographic Research