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Materiality and Space

Organizations, Artefacts and Practices

Materiality and Space by Nathalie Mitev
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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.
Palgrave Macmillan UK; August 2013
380 pages; ISBN 9781137304094
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Title: Materiality and Space
Author: Nathalie Mitev; Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
 
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