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Virginia Leavell

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Virginia Leavell.

Assistant Professor in Organisational Theory and Information Systems

BA (Georgetown University), MA, PhD (University of California Santa Barbara)

Research interests

The process and implications of how organisations anticipate technological change; the use of advanced digital technologies for prediction; how organisations build, use and structure for AI and autonomous technologies; digital transformation; infrastructure; ethnography; social network analysis.

Subject group: Organisational Theory & Information Systems

Professional experience

Virginia is an Assistant Professor in Organisational Theory and Information Systems. Before returning to academia to study technology, work and organisations, Virginia worked for more than a decade as a political organiser, educator, fundraiser, and consultant for non-profits and labour organizations in the US and Thailand. In her previous career she founded several organisations and businesses, including a popular education and retreat centre in rural Virginia and Washington DC-based political consultancy.

Virginia studies the relationship between organisational anticipation and digital technologies. In her research she asks two questions: 1) How do organisations use digital technologies to predict and plan for the future? and 2) How do ideas and information about the future influence organisational structure and action in advance of technological change? Virginia holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Georgetown University, an MA in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a PhD in Technology Management from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Contact details

Virginia Leavell
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 339700

[email protected]

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