3rd year PhD presentation - Maria Stefania Festila

Exploring the Agency of Technology in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations: Implications for Knowledge Work Management

Info about event

Time

Monday 31 January 2022,  at 13:00 - 14:00

Location

via Teams

Contact

Department of Management

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On 31 January at 13:00, there will be a 3rd year PhD presentation by Maria Stefania Festila entitled "Exploring the Agency of Technology in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations: Implications for Knowledge Work Management".

Supervisors: Sune Dueholm Müller & Bjarne Rerup Schlichter
Discussants: Christa Thomsen & Erik Reimer Larsen

Abstract
Based on insights from critical care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation practices, this dissertation presents a collection of four research studies on how workplace technologies collectively organize work in knowledge-intensive organizations (KIOs). Building on the argument that studying workplace technologies in isolation from one another overlooks the conditions and emergent practices through which workplace technologies collectively influence knowledge work and knowledge (re)production in organizations, the dissertation investigates and discusses the consequences of working across multiple and heterogeneous technologies for performing and managing knowledge work. In particular, two aspects of knowledge work with technology are under the microscope: (1) the impact of heterogeneous technologies on knowledge work coordination in both distributed work groups and co-located teams, and (2) the consequences of socio-technical work handoffs for (re)producing knowledge in KIOs and for managing the quality of knowledge and knowledge work.

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