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IWBL Expert Seminar – Prof Davide Nicolini

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START DATE 12 April 2016
START TIME 11:00am

Executive Boardroom C219, 2nd Floor, College Building, Hendon

END DATE 12 April 2016
END TIME 01:00pm

Professor Davide Nicolini on Expertise as Practice: the Case of TAVI

In this presentation Professor Davide Nicolini from Warwick Business School will argue that modern developments in process studies (Langley and Tsoukas, 2015) and practice-based approaches (Nicolini, 2013; Jarkabowski et al., 2015) allow us to radically rethink the concept of expertise and the very idea of skillful performance of competence.

In his presentation he will interrogate the current views on expertise building upon the study of an innovative medical procedure called transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Professor Nicolini will suggest that expertise occurs in many locales concurrently each with their own trajectory and history; and that expert activity feeds upon the connections established and maintained between locales. Accordingly, expertise is not so much distributed or relational as it is trans-local and trans-situated. Being an expert implies not only being socialised and becoming versed in the local doing; it also implies participating in, learning to navigate, and exploiting alternative potentially competing circuits of knowledge.


Davide Nicolini is Professor of Organisation Studies at Warwick Business School where he co-directs the IKON Research Centre. In the past he has held positions at the Tavistock Institute in London and the University of Trento and Bergamo in Italy. His work has appeared in a number of major North American and European journals. His current research focuses on the development of the practice-based approach and its application to phenomena such as knowing, collaboration, innovation and change in organisations.

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This seminar is open to all DProf students, research students and staff at Middlesex University but please be aware that attendance will be on a first come, first served basis.

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