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Managerial Techniques in Management and Organization Studies: Theoretical Perspectives on Managerial Artefacts

  • Nathalie Mitev
  • Anna Morgan-Thomas
  • Philippe Lorino
  • Francois-Xavier de Vaujany
  • Yesh Nama
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Part of the Technology, Work and Globalization book series (TWG)

Abstract

This introduction opens with a short overview of the Organization, Artefacts and Practices workshop series and previous volumes in the series. It then provides a brief evaluation of the current scholarly treatment of managerial techniques within four major themes: managerial techniques for managers, techniques in practice, managerial work, and innovation and technology. Next, it addresses materiality in management and extends its discussion into managerial techniques to show how material treatment of managerial techniques has contributed to their conceptualization and critical assessment. Having outlined the main strands of academic work within materiality of managerial techniques, the chapter closes with an overview of all contributions in this volume.

Keywords

Materiality Managerial tools Managerial instruments Dispositifs Institutions Managerial ideology Symbolic artefacts Collective activity 

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Authors 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 UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Adam Smith Business School, University of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  3. 3.ESSEC Business SchoolParisFrance
  4. 4.Paris Dauphine UniversityParisFrance
  5. 5.Royal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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