INNOVATION AND ORGANIZATION
13:30-14:30: Qualitative papers in Organization Science (interactive session)
14:30-16:00: From regulating science to regulating scientists: The knowledge boundaries of professional control
Ruthanne Huising (EML) – Editor Series
Ruthanne Huising is an ethnographer of work and organizations. She studies how organizations respond to external pressures to change and the implications of these changes for professional control and expertise. Across her various projects she has observed how organizations accommodate regulatory change (Human Pathogens and Toxins Act), auditing fads (Environmental Management Systems), and efficiency efforts (Ontario perioperative coaching program) and the complex responses of scientists, biosafety officers, health physicists, surgeons, nurses, and administrators.
Key words: Work, occupations, expertise, power, biological science, organizational change, regulatory change, ethnography