Ph.D. 2014 (Sociology), University of California, Los Angeles;
M.A. 2009 (Sociology), University of California, Los Angeles;
M.A. 2004 (Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics), University of Essex;
B.A. 2003 (Human Sciences), Osaka University.
Nahoko’s research interests include organizational theory, economic sociology, science and technology, and entrepreneurship. She is currently working on processes of practice changes in the context of Japanese bioscientists’ academic entrepreneurship. She has also written on the use of standard forms in 911 centers and how organizational memory refracted the implementation of empowerment schemes at a software engineering firm. Nahoko uses multiple methods, primarily ethnography, and in-depth interviews. Nahoko’s work was published in Organization Studies, Journal of Technology Transfer, Theory and Society, and Qualitative Sociology.
2017“Rethinking loose coupling of rules and entrepreneurial practices among university scientists: A Japan-Israel comparison” Forthcoming, Journal of Technology Transfer. Forthcoming. (with Adi Sapir, equal co-authorship.)
2017“A culture of uncertainty: Interaction and organizational memory in software engineering teams under a productivity scheme.” Organization Studies, 38(6): 733-752.
2015“Gifts, donations, and loose coupling: responses to changes in academic entrepreneurship among Japanese bioscientists.” Theory and Society, 44:177-198.
2015“Organizing Documents: Standard forms, person production and organizational action”. (first author, coauthored with Jack Whalen). Qualitative Sociology, 38:205-229.
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