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Materiality in Institutions

Spaces, Embodiment and Technology in Management and Organization

  • François-Xavier de Vaujany
  • Anouck Adrot
  • Eva Boxenbaum
  • Bernard Leca
  • Helps researchers theorize materiality and its role in institutional dynamics

  • Presents a range of theoretical, epistemological and methodological perspectives on materiality in institutions

  • Offers a unique set of contributions that spam across materiality, spaces, digitality and embodiment in institutional dynamics

  • Open avenues of collaboration between institutional theory and important research traditions not currently related to but likely to enrich it

  • Contributes to ontological discussions in Management & Organization Studies


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. François-Xavier de Vaujany, Anouck Adrot, Eva Boxenbaum, Bernard Leca
    Pages 1-31
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-35
    2. Mélodie Cartel, Eva Boxenbaum
      Pages 37-52
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-111
    2. François-Xavier de Vaujany, Sara Winterstorm Varlander, Emmanuelle Vaast
      Pages 183-218
  5. Part III

  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-311
    2. Sine Nørholm Just, Line Kirkegaard
      Pages 313-341
    3. François-Xavier de Vaujany, Anouck Adrot, Eva Boxenbaum, Bernard Leca
      Pages 379-382
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 397-402

About this book


This book aims at clarifying the role of materiality, spaces, digitality and embodiment in institutional dynamics from the perspective of Management & Organization Studies. Presenting a rich set of theoretical, methodological and epistemological advances on materiality and institutions, it also gives voice to distinctive and diverse perspectives on materiality in institutions, structuring chapters into four major topics: artefacts and objects, digitality and information, space and time, body and embodiment. This book sparks discussion and debate about ontological dimensions of Management & Organization Studies, including post-discursive, visual, phenomenological and material.


embodiment materiality spaces technologies management studies institutions organization studies

Editors and affiliations

  • François-Xavier de Vaujany
    • 1
  • Anouck Adrot
    • 2
  • Eva Boxenbaum
    • 3
  • Bernard Leca
    • 4
  1. 1.Université Paris-Dauphine PSLParisFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris-Dauphine PSLParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of Organization Copenhagen Business SchoolCopenhagenDenmark
  4. 4.ESSEC Business SchoolCergy-PontoiseFrance

About the editors

François-Xavier de Vaujany is Professor of Management at Paris Dauphine University, PSL, France. He is interested in the emergence and legitimation of digital innovations and new work practices in organizations and society.

Anouck Adrot is Associate Professor at Paris Dauphine University, PSL, France and is a member of the Management & Organization team of the Dauphine Recherches en Management (DRM) centre. Her research interests cover practical, material and organizational emergence in demanding and critical settings. 

Eva Boxenbaum is Professor of Organization and Management Theory at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. She conducts research on how organizational actors shape the innovation, implementation and diffusion of new management practices and organizational forms, including the associated cognitive, material and visual processes. 

Bernard Leca is Professor of Management Accounting at ESSEC Business School, France. His main research focuses on institutional processes and the way organizations or individuals can initiate and implement institutional change.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Materiality in Institutions
  • Book Subtitle Spaces, Embodiment and Technology in Management and Organization
  • Editors François-Xavier de Vaujany
    Anouck Adrot
    Eva Boxenbaum
    Bernard Leca
  • Series Title Technology, Work and Globalization
  • Series Abbreviated Title Technology, Work and Globalization
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-97471-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-97472-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 402
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organization
    Innovation/Technology Management
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