Conferences as Venues for the Configuration of Emerging Organizational Fields: The Case of Cochlear Implants

28 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2008

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Raghu Garud

Pennsylvania State University

Abstract

I examine how conferences can be occasions for the configuration of emerging organizational fields by describing three that I attended during the development and commercialization of cochlear implants. These conferences served as venues for a variety of activities to unfold, ranging from the exchange of information to the enactment of technological possibilities. A full appreciation of conferences as holistic events, I argue, offers us a particularly valuable entry point into gaining a deeper understanding of how new fields are assembled in real time.

Suggested Citation

Garud, Raghu, Conferences as Venues for the Configuration of Emerging Organizational Fields: The Case of Cochlear Implants. Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 1061-1088, September 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1211494 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2008.00783.x

Raghu Garud (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

431 Business Bulding
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA 16803
United States

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