Karla Sayegh

Title: 
PhD Student, Strategy & Organization
Contact Information
Email address: 
karla.sayegh [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
carla.sayegh.hilton [at] gmail.com
Address: 

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Area(s): 
Strategy & Organization
Biography: 

Karla Sayegh is a PhD candidate in Management at McGill University. Her research examines how experts confront innovations and radical change at work.  She investigates how novel tools, technologies and spaces shape and are shaped by knowledge work and with what consequences for organizing and innovating. As part of her thesis, Karla conducted a two-year ethnography of the largest Canadian University hospital network as it underwent a complex restructuring and relocation. She has presented her work at leading international conferences, receiving three best paper awards, a paper of merit award and two best conference reviewer awards. Karla holds a BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School, a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA with distinction from Yale University. Prior to the PhD, Karla spent over 12 years in management consulting, real estate private equity, venture funding and executive university administration.

Group: 
PhD Student
Selected publications: 

Faraj, S., Pachidi, S., and Sayegh, K. (published online March 8, 2018). “Working and Organizing in the Age of the Algorithm” Information and Organizationdoi.org/10.1016/j.infoandorg.2018.02.005

Faraj, S., Sayegh, K., and Rouleau, L. (2018). Knowledge collaboration in organizations: From information processing to social knowing. In R.D. Galliers and M.K. Stein. (Eds). The Routledge Companion to Management Information Systems (pp. 370-386). London: Taylor and Francis.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • Best Paper Award - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, HCM Division, 2018
  • Best Student Paper Award - Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Conference, 2018
  • Co-developed winning SSHRC Insight Grant (2018) with Prof. Samer Faraj titled “Coordinating Expertise across Organizational and Disciplinary Boundaries.” Award amount: CAN$ 318,000
  • Best Paper Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, OT Division, 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Management, McGill University, 2017
  • Organizer of Showcase Symposium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, OMT Division, 2017
  • Best Conference Reviewer Award - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, OCIS Division, 2016
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, SAP Interest Group, 2015
  • Paper of Merit/Honorable Mention Award - Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, IS Division, 2015
  • Best Student Paper Award - Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, IS Division, 2014
Current research: 
  • Knowledge work
  • Expertise coordination
  • Materiality and organizing
  • Field research methods
  • Technology-occasioned change
  • Strategic change
  • Healthcare transformation