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, and the study of science and technology. She is currently writing a book on processes of practice change and the commercialization of inventions among Japanese university bioscientists and working on a new project on Japanese robotics. She has also written on the use of standard forms in 911 centers and 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.
Assistant Professor of Sociologynahoko.email@example.com
295 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012