Reframing Coordination in Knowledge Transfer: A Sociomaterial Perspective

  • Néstor A. NovaEmail author
  • Rafael A. GonzálezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 914)


Coordination issues in knowledge transfer have become increasingly complex due to technological diversity. A classic view on coordination, based on structured and shared cognitive models, is being replaced by an understanding of how coordination actually happens in practice, in a context-dependent and non-routine way. This paper presents a sociomaterial perspective of both knowledge transfer and coordination. Specifically, through a case study in the heritage domain, we investigated how a sociomaterial perspective drives coordination in inter-organizational knowledge transfer activities. Using an affordance-centered analysis, we explore how the process of imbrication has resulted in ontological transformations in sociomaterial heritage co-evolving with dynamic and emergent coordination practices of the associated knowledge transfer.


Coordination Knowledge transfer Sociomateriality Affordances Imbrication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems EngineeringPontificia Universidad JaverianaBogotáColombia

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