The Temporality of Boundary Objects

Liv Egholm, Diego Coraiola

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The boundary object theory is one of the leading approaches to theorize the role of objects and materiality in organizing. The construct has proved useful to advance the research in the field of management and organizations. In learning (Carlile, 2002), the role of tools and artefacts (Spee & Jarzabkowski, 2009) business model change (Dean A. Shepherd, Seyb, & George, 2021; Dean A Shepherd, Seyb, & George, In press), preventing collaboration (Zuzul, 2019), and power and politics (Dar, 2018; Huvila, 2011), In all these studies, boundary objects are auxiliary constructs that help illuminate specific organizational dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2021
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventFirst Colloquium on Philosophy and Organization Studies (PHILOS) - Lesbos, Greece
Duration: 6 Sep 20216 Sep 2021


ConferenceFirst Colloquium on Philosophy and Organization Studies (PHILOS)

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