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Technology, Work and Globalization

Materiality and Managerial Techniques

New Perspectives on Organizations, Artefacts and Practices

Editors: MITEV, N., Morgan-Thomas, A., Lorino, P., De Vaujany, F.-X., Nama, Y. (Eds.)

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  • Engages critically with the materiality aspects of managerial techniques
  • Highlights the breadth of the materiality field and its common themes through a range of contributions and topics
  • Maps current thinking in the field and sets the direction for future research
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About this book

This edited book examines the relationship between the materiality of artefacts and managerial techniques, combining the recent scholarly interest on socio-materiality with a focus on management. Exploring managerial techniques, the social and material tools used by actors to guide or facilitate collective activities, topics include their socio-materiality, performative dimension, role in managerial control, relationship to organisational space and relationship to organisational legitimacy. This volume particularly explores the valuation and legitimation practices or processes involving managerial techniques, their modalities, specificities and involvement in collective activity within organisations. The overall aim of the chapters is to explore in different ways and instances the way in which material artefacts are able to inscribe and enforce managerial action which affects daily work practices.

About the authors

Nathalie Mitev was Associate Professor at the Department of Management, London School of Economics, and held previous positions in UK universities. She has an international reputation for in-depth qualitative research and for setting a critical agenda within information systems management.

Anna Morgan-Thomas is a Senior Lecturer at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Her research explores the implications of digital technologies for marketing practices and focuses on digitization as the on-going process of saturation of organizational processes with information technology.

Philippe Lorino is Distinguished Professor of Management Control and Organisation Theory at ESSEC Business School, Paris, and an adviser to the French Nuclear Safety Authority. In his research he draws from pragmatist authors, activity theory and dialogical studies to study organisations as continuous processes of organising embedded in action.

François-Xavier d

e Vaujany is Professor of Management & Organisation Studies at PSL-Université Paris-Dauphine, France. He is particularly interested in the role of embodiment, materiality, visuality and spatiality in the processes of communication and legitimation of new managerial practices.

Yesh Nama is a Lecturer in accounting at RMIT University, Australia. His research interests include Management accounting and control, methods of performance measurement, the impact of calculative and [e]valuation practices, and the application of qualitative research methodologies.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Managerial Techniques in Management and Organization Studies: Theoretical Perspectives on Managerial Artefacts

    Pages 1-38

    Mitev, Nathalie (et al.)

  • The Organizational Side of Outsourcing

    Pages 41-55

    Giustiniano, Luca (et al.)

  • Budgeting the Future: Negotiating the Values of a Contemporary Liberal Democracy

    Pages 57-76

    Saraç-Lesavre, Başak

  • Standardizing Control and Controlling Government: The Introduction of Internal Auditing in the French Government’s Central Administration

    Pages 77-99

    Célérier, Laure

  • The Impact of Contemporary Management Ideas: Their Influence on the Constitution of Public Sector Management Work

    Pages 103-131

    Shearer, Christine (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66100-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88176-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Materiality and Managerial Techniques
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives on Organizations, Artefacts and Practices
Editors
  • Nathalie MITEV
  • Anna Morgan-Thomas
  • Philippe Lorino
  • Francois-Xavier De Vaujany
  • Yesh Nama
Series Title
Technology, Work and Globalization
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66101-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66101-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66100-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88176-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 414
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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