A dynamic view of organizing: An integrative approach

Carmen Pellegrinelli, Laura Lucia Parolin

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With the analysis of a case of work practice in theatre, the chapter proposes an integrative approach that takes into account insights from distributed cognition and practice-based studies to contribute to the meso-domain of ‘organisational cognition’. While the lesson from distributed cognition focuses on analysing complex socially distributed cognitive activities, practice-based studies, in the tradition of situated learning, brings to the fore the social role of practice and its recurrent actions. Therefore, using a ‘bifocal’ lens provides a fresh look at organisational phenomena such as collective coordination, competent performance, attunement, visualisation and improvisation, offering new insights in further exploring organizational cognition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizational Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationThe Theory of Social Organizing
EditorsDavide Secchi, Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen, Stephen J. Cowley
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-16909-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-76951-2, 978-0-367-76952-9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

  • Social and Culture Antropology
  • Other humanities


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