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Organization Studies

  1. Matters of Care in Designing a Feminist Coalition

    Matters of Care in Designing a Feminist Coalition

    Abstract: Recent literature on Participatory Design describes the act of designing coalitions around a matter of concern. This paper challenges the notion of concern as the ontological basis of coalitions. Coalitions are, in fact, political organizational forms that have a long history in civil rights movements, characterized by the provisional union of different oppressed groups […] - Jun 13, 2020
  2. Copel+ Platform

    Copel+ Platform

    Copel+ is an open innovation platform designed for an utility company in Brazil as part of a research project that focused on organizational learning. The company had just started the transition to smart grids and realized that it was necessary to nurture the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem to populate the grid. The platform sponsors believed that […] - Mar 24, 2020
  3. Business modelling

    Business model design innovation

    This research develops a method for assessing the business potential of mobility innovations that are arising within and outside of Bosch, in an attempt to contribute to its Open Innovation effort. This will allow to discover innovations that have not yet been considered as such, to identify solutions that may generate value, to discover sustainability […] - Mar 22, 2020
  4. Open innovation ecosystem development

    Open innovation ecosystem development

    This research aims at articulating the participation of Bosch in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Curitiba city, Vale do Pinhão. Firstly, the current connections and partnerships with startups will be mapped, in particular, the Curitiba Connectory initiative. Second, these relationships will be evaluated based on the Open Innovation practices carried out by other actors of similar […] - Mar 22, 2020
  5. Organizational Learning in Open Innovation Ecossystems

    Organizational Learning in Open Innovation Ecossystems

    Open Innovation inspire big companies to participate in entrepreneurial ecosystems, in the hope of promoting valuable organizational learning. Individual employees can learn together with individual entrepreneurs who are struggling to find a working business model, however, this learning might not be absorbed by the company. One of the reasons for that is the lack of […] - Oct 30, 2018
  6. Making dilemmas explicit through the use of a cognitive mapping collaboration tool

    Making dilemmas explicit through the use of a cognitive mapping collaboration tool

    Abstract: Dilemmas are pervasive in decision making. Although they offer the potential of reflecting on issues at stake from different perspectives, dilemmas often lead to paralysis for those encountering them. This study presents a three dimensional collaboration tool specifically developed to surface dilemmas in a multi-actor context. The assumption is that revealing and debating dilemmas encourage […] - Feb 20, 2017
  7. Expensive or expansive? Learning the value of boundary crossing in design projects

    Expensive or expansive? Learning the value of boundary crossing in design projects

    Abstract: Boundary crossing is a strategy as well as a tactic to bridge the gap between different activities in an organization. In design projects, boundary crossing is mainly associated with strategies such as multidisciplinary teams, integrated delivery methods and collaborative technologies. The value of these strategies in practice depends on the negotiation around the object […] - Nov 18, 2015
  8. A leadership-as-practice perspective on design in architecture, engineering and construction projects: interaction analysis of a collaborative workshop

    A leadership-as-practice perspective on design in architecture, engineering and construction projects: interaction analysis of a collaborative workshop

    Abstract: This paper proposes an alternative perspective on the role of leadership in the context of collaborative practices in architecture, engineering and construction design. While most of current leadership literature is focused on outstanding individuals with abilities to influence others, the aim of this study is to focus on leadership as a set of emergent […] - Oct 21, 2014
  9. Expanding the representation of user activities

    Expanding the representation of user activities

    Abstract: Space is often designed based on the representations of user activities (i.e. lists, organograms or flowcharts) that streamline user activities in stepwise, oversimplified, representations that may leave insufficient room for future activity development. However, design can anticipate activity development if users are able to represent their own activities while participating in the design process. […] - Jul 15, 2014
  10. Grounding the flying triangle: activity theory and the production of space

    Grounding the flying triangle: activity theory and the production of space

    Abstract: Space is a fundamental issue in organizing yet remains unexplored by cultural historical activity theory. The growing interest for this theory in organization studies asks for reflecting on the role of space in activity. The activity system model — a triangle-shaped diagram that is often used to study organizations within this theory — is […] - Feb 14, 2014