Paolo V. Leone
University of Cambridge, 2017
M.Phil. in Innovation, Strategy & Organization
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Leone, P. V., Mantere, S., & Faraj, S. Open theorizing in management and organization studies. Academy of Management Review , forthcoming
I am a field researcher who studies the organizational dynamics underlying scientific and technological innovation, with a particular focus on the functioning, construction, and implications of knowledge production processes. I examine this topic from multiple perspectives. First, my research explores how novel technologies are designed and mobilized to cope with inefficiencies and trade-offs in data-intensive, open science-driven scientific settings. Second, I examine how the interpretation of data through different vocabularies influences knowledge and communication dynamics within and across organizations and teams. Finally, I analyze how technology, power, and organizing are intertwined, and how their relationship affects organizational structure. To address this topic, I mostly draw upon field research methodologies, such as ethnographic, archival, and case-based methods, as these enable to capture the "living life" of both organizational members and the technologies they deploy. To date, I have studied emerging technologies and data-intensive collaborations in different organizational contexts, from scientific consortia to management consulting assignments.