Managerial Work with Digitalization: A Multi-Sited Ethnographic Approach to Data and Data-Driven Management in Practice

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Digitalization is a hot topic. Much discourse in the media and elsewhere seems based on either dystopian or utopian visions of a transformed future digitalized society. Despite the hype, relatively little attention has been paid to how digitalization transforms everyday work in organizations, including managerial work (Plesner, Justesen, & Glerup, 2018). This chapter illustrates how a multi-sited ethnographic approach can inform studies of boundary-spanning phenomena like digitalization as an organizational phenomenon requiring managerial work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business
EditorsRaza Mir, Anne-Laure Fayard
Number of pages20
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9781138496422
ISBN (Electronic)9781003052456
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesRoutledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing

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