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Technology, Work and Globalization

Materiality and Time

Historical Perspectives on Organizations, Artefacts and Practices

Editors: de Vaujany, F.-X., Mitev, N., Laniray, P., Vaast, E. (Eds.)

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The book explores how time is materialized and performed in organizations; examines how organizations and organizational members are constituted by and constitutive of material artefacts; and reflects on what a historical perspective on these materializations can bring to the study of organizations.

About the authors

Pierre Laniray is a PhD candidate at Université Paris-Dauphine having obtained a Masters in Political Science and a Masters in Business Consulting and Information Technologies. Grounded in organization theory and information systems, his current research looks at the sociomaterial aspects of professional identity (or workplace identity). His teachings relate to management of information systems and strategizing with ICT.

Nathalie Mitev is an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics, Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management and has held prior positions at Salford University in Manchester and City University Business School in London. Her research focuses on the organizational aspects of information systems and technology, particularly from a sociological and political perspective. She has published critical work in management studies, including the Journal of Management Studies, Management Learning, and Personnel Review, and information systems, such as the European Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of Information Technology, Information Technology and People, The Information Society, and Information Technology for Development. She is a visiting professor at the Ecole de Management de Strasbourg and the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises at Grenoble University.

Emmanuelle Vaast is an associate professor of information systems at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University. She received her Ph.D. from Ecole Polytechnique, France. Her research questions practices and their transformations at the individual, community, network, organizational, and field levels, especially as they relate to innovations and the introduction of new technologies.

François-Xavier de Vaujany is professor of management and organization studies at Université Paris-Dauphine, France. His research focuses on the relationship between space, artefacts and practices in organizations, in particular (but not exclusively) in the context of ICT-related practices. His main ongoing research explores the relationship between spatial practices and legitimacy (in particular for global universities or business schools), information and sociomaterial practices, or fashion cycles in the adoption of IT by organizations (through the ethnographic analysis of tradeshows in France and Spain).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Time and Materiality: What Is at Stake in the Materialization of Time and Time as a Materialization?

    Vaujany, Francois-Xavier (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Time, History, and Materiality

    Yates, JoAnne

    Pages 17-32

  • Dual Iconographies and Legitimation Practices in Contemporary Organizations: A Tale of the Former NATO Command Room

    Vaujany, François-Xavier (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • Evolution of Non-Technical Standards: The Case of Fair Trade

    Arnold, Nadine

    Pages 59-78

  • Making Organizational Facts, Standards, and Routines: Tracing Materialities and Materializing Traces

    McLean, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 81-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Materiality and Time
Book Subtitle
Historical Perspectives on Organizations, Artefacts and Practices
Editors
  • Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
  • N. Mitev
  • P. Laniray
  • E. Vaast
Series Title
Technology, Work and Globalization
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43212-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137432124
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43210-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49239-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 247
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