Materiality and Managerial Techniques

New Perspectives on Organizations, Artefacts and Practices

  • Nathalie Mitev
  • Anna Morgan-Thomas
  • Philippe Lorino
  • Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
  • Yesh Nama

Part of the Technology, Work and Globalization book series (TWG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nathalie Mitev, Anna Morgan-Thomas, Philippe Lorino, Francois-Xavier de Vaujany, Yesh Nama
    Pages 1-38
  3. Managerial Techniques as Institutions

  4. Managerial Techniques as Ideology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
  5. Managerial Techniques as Symbolic Artefacts

  6. Managerial Techniques as Collective Activities

  7. Philippe Lorino
    Pages 381-388
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 405-414

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. 


sociomateriality organisational space symbolic artefacts organisations organising materialization performativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Nathalie Mitev
    • 1
  • Anna Morgan-Thomas
    • 2
  • Philippe Lorino
    • 3
  • Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
    • 4
  • Yesh Nama
    • 5
  1. 1.King’s College London UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Adam Smith Business SchoolUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.ESSEC Business SchoolParisFrance
  4. 4.Paris Dauphine UniversityParisFrance
  5. 5.Royal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMelbourne, VICAustralia

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