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.

 

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Photograph by Hannah Lister

Art Exhibition: 'Signs for the Living'

04/02/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Signs for the Living' featuring work by Hannah Lister, winner of this year's Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate prize.

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Lent Term College Service

07/02/2023 at 18.15

Wolfson's termly College Service led by our ecumenical Chaplaincy Team.

Old photograph album in the foreground; basket of old documents in the background

WolfWorks - Research data management for your dissertation or thesis

11/02/2023 at 10.00

A hands-on session to help you manage your data - whether copies of archival documents, interview transcripts, code or physical samples.

Photograph by Hannah Lister

Hannah Lister: Signs for the Living Exhibition Opening Event

14/02/2023 at 17.30

We warmly invite you to the opening night of Wolfson’s new exhibition: Hannah Lister - Signs for the Living.

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