How Matter and Discourse Come to Matter in Performance Management and Innovation

Jacob Brogaard-Kay, Ursula Plesner

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This paper shows how ‘innovation processes’ so central to a pharmaceutical company are constituted through materialities and discourses of various forms. Specifically, the paper pays attention to the way performance management technologies appear in the organization, through its conversations with researchers and biological matters. By doing this, the paper contributes theoretically to the literature on the communicative constitution of organizations (CCO) by nuancing our conceptualization of how research and innovation organizations become precarious. It also makes an empirical contribution to this literature, as the subject of performance management in innovation has not yet received any attention here. The theoretical contribution of the paper is shaped by the use of analytical perspectives originating in studies of the intersections between science and management technologies.
Publikationsdato3 jul. 2014
Antal sider43
StatusUdgivet - 3 jul. 2014
BegivenhedThe 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland
Varighed: 3 jul. 20145 jul. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 30


KonferenceThe 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014
LokationRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University


  • Communicative constitution of organization
  • Precarious organization
  • Performance management
  • Management accounting
  • Materiality
  • Imbrication
  • Innovation
  • Laboratory studies