STEPHEN R. BARLEY (Co-Chair) is professor of industrial engineering and engineering management and the co-director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization at Stanford University's School of Engineering. Prior to going to Stanford in 1994, Barley served for 10 years on the faculty of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He has a Ph.D. in organization studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He teaches courses on the management of research and development, the organizational implications of technological change, organizational behavior, social network analysis, and ethnographic field methods. He has written extensively on the impact of new technologies on work, the organization of technical work, and organizational culture. He recently edited a volume on technical work, entitled Between Craft and Science: Technical Work in the United States. He has served as a consultant to organizations in a variety of industries, including publishing, banking, electronics, and aerospace. He is currently working on a multipronged study of contingent work among engineers and software developers in the Silicon Valley.
ROSEMARY BATT is assistant professor of human resource studies at the Industrial and Labor Relations School of Cornell University. She has a B.A. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include service-sector productivity and competitiveness, strategic human resource management, work design and technology use, and white-collar careers. She has written extensively on the restructuring of the telecommunications and information services industry. She is coauthor of The New American Workplace: Transforming Work Systems in the United States.
NICOLE WOOLSEY BIGGART is professor of management and sociology at the University of California, Davis. Her research has been concerned largely with the social structure bases of economic organizations. Her book, Charismatic Capitalism: Direct Selling Organizations in America, examined the ways in which the direct selling industry makes economic use of the social relations of distributors. She has written about the network relations of the Japa-