Stephen Barley

Steve Barley

Stephen Barley

Christian A. Felipe Professor
Technology Management

Technology Management Program


(805) 893-2212
1320 Phelps Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Fellow of: 

Academy of Management


ISI Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Reuters; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavior Sciences; IBM Fellow; Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in Leadership, Stockholm School of Economics


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