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Chapter 7 - Materiality and Routine Dynamics

from Part I - Theoretical Resources for Routine Dynamics Research

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 December 2021

Martha S. Feldman
University of California, Irvine
Brian T. Pentland
Michigan State University
Luciana D'Adderio
University of Edinburgh
Katharina Dittrich
University of Warwick
Claus Rerup
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
David Seidl
University of Zurich
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This chapter considers how the Routine Dynamics debate around technology, artifacts and materiality has evolved over the course of the past two decades. In reviewing the progress achieved so far, I show how the field is gearing up to address the important challenges posed, among other things, by new forms of artifacts and technology, and new ways of organizing. In so doing, I discuss how the latest advances in routines and materiality (artifacts at the centre, performativity and multiplicity/fluid ontology) can help us address the theoretical, methodological and empirical challenges raised by contemporary material phenomena. I conclude by laying out an agenda for future studies of routines, technology, artifacts and materiality.

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Print publication year: 2021

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