Stephen Barley

Steve Barley

Stephen Barley

Distinguished Professor
Technology Management

Technology Management


(805) 893-2212
1320 Phelps Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

Academy of Management, Center for Advanced Study in Behavior Sciences; Center for Advanced Studies in Leadership; and IBM


Conrad Arensberg Prize, Society for the Anthropology of Work; ISI Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Reuters


Social Network Modeling

Barley is currently researching corporate power in the United States, the rhetorical history of telecommuting, and how sophisticated mathematical modeling tools are altering the work of engineers who design automobiles. His overall focus is on technology's role in occupational and organizational change, science and innovation in industrial settings, organizational and occupational culture, corporate power, social network theory and macro-organizational behavior.


PhD Organization Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA Student Personnel Administration, Ohio State University