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How Matter Matters: Objects, Artifacts, and Materiality in Organization Studies

Paul R. Carlile, Davide Nicolini, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas

Abstract

The contributions collected in this volume emerged from the Third International Symposium on Process Organization Studies held in Corfu in June 2011, bringing together a diverse group of scholars energized by process ideas. This volume is composed of papers which all share a focus on materiality, process and organizing. Ironically, although human lives towards the second half of the last century have become increasingly mediated by objects and artifacts and have depended heavily on the functioning of technical systems, materiality in a broad sense became relatively marginalized as a topic of r ... More

Keywords: sociomateriality, process metaphysics, organization studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199671533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671533.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul R. Carlile, editor
Professor, Boston University School of Management

Davide Nicolini, editor
Professor of Organization Studies, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Ann Langley, editor
Professor, HEC Montréal

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