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Date(s) - 26 avril 2018
12 h 15 min - 14 h 00 min







Samer Faraj
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management & Healthcare
Mc Gill University

Date: Jeudi 26 avril 2018
Heure: 12h15-14h
Lieu: HEC Montréal
Salle : Hélène-Desmarais (1er étage, section bleue)

Conférence donnée en anglais

Presentation in English

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Robots create a fundamentally different sensory and bodily engagement with the physical world. Building on a 25-month field study of the Da Vinci robot, an endoscopic system for minimally invasive surgery, we trace how the introduction of the robot was consequential for the practice of surgery. Following augmentations and reductions of surgeons’ capacities to perform surgery with the robot, the operating team had to enact major changes in how they coordinated their activities, which ultimately resulted in new work arrangements, whereby the surgeon’s supervisory responsibilities were reduced, the nurses’ autonomy and responsibility increased, residents were reduced to mere students and anesthesiologists became guardians of patients’ safety. In contrast to the previous studies of technology’s interplay with work and occupations, change could not be attributed to a specific technological feature or to a deliberate organizational restructuring. Instead, change occurred as a result of disruption and reweaving of the embodied dependencies underlying the collective performance. Our findings highlight the importance of embodied skilled performances for understanding how the introduction of novel technology affects organizing.

Author’s bio

Samer Faraj holds the Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management & Healthcare at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.  He is head of the research group on Complex Collaboration and serves as director of the Faculty’s PhD program. He studies how complex collaboration is sustained and innovation emerges in a variety of settings such as: trauma care, hospital care, urgent care clinics, open source, and online communities.

Cette conférence est organisée conjointement avec la Chaire en gestion stratégique en contexte pluraliste.