9781137304087

Materiality and Space Organizations, Artefacts and Practices

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137304087

  • ISBN10:

    1137304081

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-08-09
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Materiality and Space focuses on how organizations and managing are bound with the material forms and spaces through which humans act and interact at work. It concentrates on organizational practices and pulls together three separate domains that are rarely looked at together: sociomateriality, sociology of space, and social studies of technology. The contributions draw on and combine several of these domains, and propose analyses of spaces and materiality in a range of organizational practices such as collaborative workspaces, media work, urban management, e-learning environments, managerial control, mobile lives, institutional routines and professional identity. Theoretical insights are also developed by Pickering on the material world, Lyytinen on affordance, Lorino on architexture and Introna on sociomaterial assemblages in order to delve further into conceptualizing materiality in organizations.

Author Biography

Francois-Xavier de Vaujany is a Professor of MIS and Organization Theory at the University Paris-Dauphine, France. His research deals with ICT-related practices in organizations and he is interested in making sense of space and time in the context of IT and information in organizations.
 
Nathalie Mitev is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics, UK. Her research focuses on the organizational aspects of information systems and technology from a social and political perspective. Her areas of interest include IT failures, ICTs and gender, globalisation, social histories of technology and critical management studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Space in Organizations and Sociomateriality; Francois-Xavier de Vaujany and Nathalie Mitev
PART I: MATERIALITY, SPACE AND PRACTICES: DEFINITIONS AND DISCUSSIONS
1. Living in the Material World; Andrew Pickering
2. Towards A Theory Of Affordance Ecologies; Aron Lindberg and Kalle Lyytinen
3. Management Systems as Organizational "Architextures"; Philippe Lorino
4. Bachelard's Elements and the Study of Materiality in Organizations; Michèle Charbonneau
PART II: SPACE AND MATERIALITY IN EVERYDAY WORK AND CO-WORK PRACTICES
5. The Role of Physical Space in Collaborative Workplaces Hosting Entrepreneurs: The Case of the Beehive in Paris; Julie Fabbri and Florence Charue-Duboc
6. Writing Spaces: Performativity in Media Work; Lotta Häkkinen and Nina Kivinen
7. When Urban Space Becomes Organizational Space: A Space-Based Coordination to Deal with Volatile and Recurring Problems of Urban Incivility; Nathalie Raulet-Croset
8. Constraints and Opportunities: The Use of Space by Employees to Complete their E-Learning Program; Bhumika Gupta and Emmanuel Baudoin
PART III: SPACE, MATERIALITY AND MANAGERIAL CONTROL
9. Beyond Panoptic Enclosures?: On the Spatiotemporal Dimension of Organizational Control as Induced by Mobile Information Systems; Aurélie Leclercq-Vandelannoitte
10. To the Victors to the Spoils!: Distributed Agencies, Inhumanities and the Case of Comrade Duch of the Khmer Rouge; Stewart Clegg, Miguel Pina e Cunha and Armenio Rego
11. Controlling Managers' 'Becoming': The Practice of Identity Regulation; Stéphan Pezé
PART IV: SPACE, MATERIALITYAND INSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICS
12. Mobile Lives and Materialities; John Urry
13. Re-Defining Agency: Indeterminacy and the Role of Extra-Organizational Dynamics in Organizational Routines and Technologies; Aljona Zorina and David Avison
14. Professional Identity [and] Technological Artifacts and Work Practices: The Case of the Train Driver Community of the NRC; Pierre Laniray
Conclusion: Back to Longue Duree, Materialism and Management Practices; Nathalie Mitev and Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
Epilogue: Performativity and the Becoming of Sociomaterial Assemblages; Lucas D. Introna

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