Karla Sayegh

Dr Karla Sayegh

BA BS MBA PhD

Karla is a social scientist and ethnographer of work. She studies how experts change their ways of working in response to radical change, with an interest in healthcare organisations. In particular, her research examines how emerging technologies, novel spaces and new tools transform how experts collaborate with one another to perform their work.

Karla Sayegh

Karla holds a BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School, a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, summa cum laude, from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA with distinction from Yale University and a PhD in Management (Strategy and Organization) from McGill University. Her recent fieldwork followed two of Canada’s largest tertiary care hospitals as they merged their specialty units and relocated onto a newly built and equipped CAN$ 3 billion super hospital facility. The papers emerging from this ethnography have won a best paper award, two best student paper awards and a paper of merit award at the Academy of Management (AOM), the Organisational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC) conference and the Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC). Her co-authored paper Information and Organization entitled ‘Working and organizing in the age of the learning algorithm’ is among the journal’s most cited papers.

 

Karla’s current research examines how experts coordinate their work under conditions of uncertainty, rapid change and complexity. She studies how emerging technologies and novel spaces are transforming work and cross-disciplinary collaboration in organizations.

 

What's on

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

25/06/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

What do you care about? Wolfson Sustainability and Conversation Hub event 26 Aug 2022. Various trees and an hour glass denote nature is running out of time

What do you care about? - S&C Hub

26/08/2022 at 13.00

Wolfson's Sustainability & Conservation (S&C) Hub invites you to join the first gathering of its community for the academic year 2022-2023, discussing “What do you care about?”

Wolfson Gardens

Open Cambridge: Garden Tour

09/09/2022 at 14.00

Take some time out of your day to engage your senses with the sights and sounds of Wolfson's plants and wildlife.

Graduands

Graduation Ceremony

10/09/2022 at 09.00

Graduation ceremonies are the culmination of students’ hard work and commitment, and a moment to celebrate the completion of their Cambridge degree.

A student photgraphs their friend at graduation

Oxford and Cambridge Mature Student Virtual Open Day

17/09/2022 at 12.00

Oxford and Cambridge will be teaming up to host a virtual event for mature students who are interested in applying to either Oxford or Cambridge. 

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