Paul M. Leonardi

University of California, Santa Barbara

Professor

Phelps Hall

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

United States

http://www.tmp.ucsb.edu/leonardi/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Social Media Use in Organizations: Exploring the Affordances of Visibility, Editability, Persistence, and Association

Communication Yearbook, Vol. 36, pp. 143-189, 2012
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2013
Jeffrey W. Treem and Paul M. Leonardi
Northwestern University and University of California, Santa Barbara
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Social media, organizations, enterprise, social networking, social networking sites, SNS, affordances, communication, change

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Materiality, Sociomateriality, and Socio-Technical Systems: What Do These Terms Mean? How are They Related? Do We Need Them?

In P. M. Leonardi, B. A. Nardi, & J. Kallinikos (Eds.), Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World (pp. 25-48). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Aug 2012
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Materiality, organizing, technological change, ontology, digital objects, sociomaterial

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Social Media and Their Affordances for Organizing: A Review and Agenda for Research

Academy of Management Annals, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 150-188, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 29 Jun 2017
Paul M. Leonardi and Emmanuelle Vaast
University of California, Santa Barbara and McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management
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Social Media, Affordances, Organizations, Organizing, Social Network, Technology, User Generated

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When Flexible Routines Meet Flexible Technologies: Affordance, Constraint, and the Imbrication of Human and Material Agencies

MIS Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 147-167, 2011
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 16 May 2010 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2012
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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affordance, constraint, technology, imbrication, agency, material, sociomateriality

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Enterprise Social Media: Definition, History, and Prospects for the Study of Social Technologies in Organizations

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 1-19, 2013
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2014
Paul M. Leonardi, Marleen Huysman and Charles Steinfield
University of California, Santa Barbara, VU University Amsterdam and Michigan State University
Downloads 1,172 (35,003)
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Enterprise Social Media, Affordances, Organizing, Technology Use, Social Networking, Workplace, Communication

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Ambient Awareness and Knowledge Acquisition: Using Social Media to Learn ‘Who Knows What’ And ‘Who Knows Whom’

MIS Quarterly, Vol. 39(4), p. 747-762, 2015
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 29 Jun 2017
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Social Media, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge, Ambient Awareness, Social Networks, Metaknowledge

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Social Media, Knowledge Sharing, and Innovation: Toward a Theory of Communication Visibility

Information Systems Research, Vol 25, No. 4, pp. 796-816, 2014
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2016
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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social media, knowledge sharing, metaknowledge, innovation, work duplication, knowledge transfer, social networking, knowledge management

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What’s Under Construction Here? Social Action, Materiality, and Power in Constructivist Studies of Technology and Organizing

Academy of Management Annals, Vol. 4, pp. 1-51, 2010
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 12 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 14 May 2010
Paul M. Leonardi and Stephen R. Barley
University of California, Santa Barbara and Stanford University - Department of Management Science & Engineering
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Materiality, Sociomateriality, Technological Change, Organizational Change, Social Construction, Structuration, Power

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Methodological Guidelines for the Study of Materiality and Affordances

In. M. Raza & S. Jain (Eds). Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies (pp. 279-290). New York: Routledge, 2017
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Jun 2017
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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affordances, materiality, sociomateriality, methods, process, coding, materialization

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Information and Communication Technology Use in Organizations

In L.L. Putnam and D.K. Mumby (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 425-448, 2013
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 07 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 06 May 2014
Ronald Rice and Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University of California, Santa Barbara
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Communication, Management, Information Systems, Technology Use

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Theoretical Foundations for the Study of Sociomateriality

Information and Organization, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 59-75, 2013
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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sociomateriality, critical realism, agential realism, materiality, practice, structuration, agency

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When Does Technology Use Enable Network Change in Organizations? A Comparative Study of Feature Use and Shared Affordances

MIS Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 749-775, 2013
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2014
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Technology implementation, organizational change, advice networks, feature use, affordances, frames

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Transformational Technologies and the Creation of New Work Practices: Making Implicit Knowledge Explicit in Task-based Offshoring

MIS Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 159-176, 2008
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Jan 2009
Paul M. Leonardi and Diane Bailey
University of California, Santa Barbara and Stanford University
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offshoring, knowledge sharing, organizational structure, organizational change, india, mexico, united states, coordination costs, simulation

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Materiality and Change: Challenges to Building Better Theory about Technology and Organizing

Information and Organization, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 159-176, 2008
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Jan 2009
Paul M. Leonardi and Stephen R. Barley
University of California, Santa Barbara and Stanford University - Department of Management Science & Engineering
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materiality, implementation, organizational change, social construction, theory, technology change

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Which Pathway to Good Ideas? An Attention-Based View of Innovation in Social Networks

Strategic Management Journal 39(4): 1188-1215
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2018
Luke Rhee and Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Irvine and University of California, Santa Barbara
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Attention, Good Ideas, Network Structure, Interrogation, Recombination, Behavioral Strategy

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Activating the Informational Capabilities of Information Technology for Organizational Change

Organization Science, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 813-831, 2007
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Jan 2009
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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information, organizational change, materiality, advice network, technology implementaiton, social construction

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Building Relational Confidence in Remote and Hybrid Work Arrangements: Novel Ways to Use Digital Technologies to Foster Knowledge Sharing

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2023
Samantha Keppler and Paul M. Leonardi
University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of California, Santa Barbara
Downloads 227 (254,414)

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Communication Visibility; Social Networks; Digital Collaboration

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The Enactment-Externalization Dialectic: Rationalization and the Persistence of Counter-Productive Technology Design Practices in Student Engineering

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 400-420, 2009
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 28 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2014
Paul M. Leonardi, Michele Jackson and Amer Diwan
University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Colorado at Boulder and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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socialization, engineering student, enactment, externalization, rationalization

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Social Media as Social Lubricant: How Ambient Awareness Eases Knowledge Transfer

American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 10-34, 2015
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 May 2014 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2017
Paul M. Leonardi and Samantha Meyer
University of California, Santa Barbara and Northwestern University
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social media, social networking site, knowledge transfer, ambient awareness, knowledge sharing

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Innovation Blindness: Culture, Frames and Cross-Boundary Problem Construction in the Development of New Technology Concepts

Organization Science, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 347-369, 2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 05 May 2013
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Boundaries, Technology Concept, Frames, Technological Frame, Ambiguity, Boundary Object, Simulation, Prototype, Design

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Occupational Stereotypes, Perceived Status Differences, and Intercultural Communication in Global Organizations

Communication Monographs, Vol. 80, No. 4, pp. 478-502, 2013
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2015
Paul M. Leonardi and Carlos Rodriguez-Lluesma
University of California, Santa Barbara and IESE Business School
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stereotype, communication, global, organization, culture

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The Connectivity Paradox: Using Technology to Both Decrease and Increase Perceptions of Distance in Distributed Work Arrangements

Journal of Applied Communication Research, Vol. 38, No.1, pp. 85-105, 2010
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 14 May 2010
Paul M. Leonardi, Jeffrey W. Treem and Michele Jackson
University of California, Santa Barbara, Northwestern University and University of Colorado at Boulder
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telework, connectivity, distributed work, distance, organizational change, information technology, presence

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Why Do People Reject New Technologies and Stymie Organizational Changes of which They Are in Favor? Exploring Misalignments between Social Interactions and Materiality

Human Communication Research, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 407-441, 2009
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2009
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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social interaction, materiality, technology implementation, interpetation

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Teams in the Digital Workplace: Technology's Role for Communication, Collaboration, and Performance

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 23-079
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 29 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2023
Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Unit, University of California, Santa Barbara, Northwestern University - McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and Northwestern University - School of Communication
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How Managers Use Multiple Media: Discrepant Events, Power, and Timing in Redundant Communication

Organization Science, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 98-117, 2012
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 06 May 2014
Paul M. Leonardi, Tsedal Neeley and Elizabeth M. Gerber
University of California, Santa Barbara, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Northwestern University
Downloads 150 (367,592)
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Communication, Multiple Media, Technology Use, Work Practices, Power, Persuasion, Project Managers

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Knowledge Management Technology as a Stage for Strategic Self-Presentation: Implications for Knowledge Sharing in Organizations

Information and Organization, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 37-59, 2012
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2014
Paul M. Leonardi and Jeffrey W. Treem
University of California, Santa Barbara and Northwestern University
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knowledge management, visibility, information technology, social construction, expertise, self-presentation, deception

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Minding the Gaps: Understanding Technology Interdependence and Coordination in Knowledge Work

Organization Science, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 713-730, 2011
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 05 May 2013
Diane Bailey, Paul M. Leonardi and Jan Chong
Stanford University, University of California, Santa Barbara and Stanford University
Downloads 148 (371,702)
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technology interdependence, task interdependence, organizational change, occupational change

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The Social Media Revolution: Sharing and Learning in the Age of Leaky Knowledge

Information and Organization, Vol. 27(1), p. 47-59, 2017
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Jun 2017
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
Downloads 138 (392,854)
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Social Media, Learning, Knowledge, Use, Free Riding, Working out Loud

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Contextual Trustworthiness of Organizational Partners: Evidence from Nine School Networks

Keppler, S. M., Smilowitz, K. R., & Leonardi, P. M. (2021). Contextual trustworthiness of organizational partners: Evidence from nine school networks. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 23(4), 974-988.
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2023
Samantha Keppler, Karen Smilowitz and Paul M. Leonardi
University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Northwestern University - Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences and University of California, Santa Barbara
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Behavioral Operations, Non-Profit Management, Education Operations

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Problematizing 'New Media': Culturally Based Perceptions of Cell Phones, Computers, and the Internet among U.S. Latinos

Critical Studies in Media Communication, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 160-179, 2003
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Jan 2009
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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computers, internet, cell phone, social construction, perception, latino, hispanic, new media, use

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Indeterminacy and the Discourse of Inevitability in International Technology Management

Academy of Management Review, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 975-984, 2008
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Jan 2009
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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discourse, organizaitonal change, technology change, technological determinism, power, ideology, social construction

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Crossing the Implementation Line: The Mutual Constitution of Technology and Organizing Across Development and Use Activities

Communication Theory, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 277-310, 2009
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 28 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2015
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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social construction of technology, technology implementation, organizaitonal change, development, use

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Technological Determinism and Discursive Closure in Organizational Mergers

Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 615-631, 2004
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Jan 2009
Paul M. Leonardi and Michele Jackson
University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Colorado at Boulder
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story, technological determnism, justification, organizational change, technology, social construction, merger

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Recognizing and Selling Good Ideas: Network Articulation and the Making of an Offshore Innovation Hub

Academy of Management Discoveries Vol. 3 Issue 2, pp. 116-144, 2017
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Jun 2017
Paul M. Leonardi and Diane Bailey
University of California, Santa Barbara and Stanford University
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Networks, Structural Holes, Good Ideas, Brokerage, Practice, Innovation, Offshoring

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From Road to Lab to Math: The Co-Evolution of Technological, Regulatory, and Organizational Innovations for Automotive Crash Testing

Social Studies of Science, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 243-274, 2010
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 15 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 14 May 2010
Paul M. Leonardi
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Organizational Change, Technological Change, Innovation, Co-Evolution, Automotive Industry, Crash Test, Safety Regulation

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Technological Grounding: Enrolling Technology as a Discursive Resource to Justify Cultural Change in Organizations

Science, Technology & Human Values, Vol. 34, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Jan 2009
Paul M. Leonardi and Michele Jackson
University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Colorado at Boulder
Downloads 70 (618,684)
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technology, organizational change, discourse, justification, grounding, social construction

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Beggar, Builder, and Beneficiary: How Dependent Organizations Reclaim Power by Resourcing Relationships

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 24 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 07 May 2024
Samantha Keppler and Paul M. Leonardi
University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of California, Santa Barbara
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resource dependence; resourcing; power