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Experiences of organizing space for making sense of data economy

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Authors: Adibe Pia, Korhonen Satu, Blomqvist Kirsimarja, Almpanopoulou Argyro, Kryzhanivska Kateryna

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications : Tutkimusraportit - Research reports

Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovating Our Common Future

ISBN: 978-952-335-467-8

ISSN: 2243-3376

JUFO level of this publication: 0

Permanent website address: https://www.proquest.com/docview/2561107868/493887214F4E4D68PQ

Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Established structures, rules and routines of organizing are under scrutiny in our era of digitalization and societal transition. Fuzzy organizational boundaries, fluidly shifting cross-sectoral collaboration and disruption of ways we work calls attention to the significance of individuals experiencing it, challenging prior leadership models.

This paper tells a story about people initiating and catalysing emerging collaborative action. Our narrative study explores how each individual makes sense of their experiences of organizing a pilot initiative. We illustrate the meanings individuals give to the pilot, “the concept-in-the-making” and the organizing process of it as adaptive space. We contribute to temporary organizing and cross-boundary collaboration literature by exploring individuals’ different interpretations of the same process and the multi-layered nature of activities enabling emergence. Found in-between ‘connecting’, ‘understanding’ and ‘making’, individuals balance tensions between old and new ways of organizing and collaborating, and reflect different personal and organizational interests of partaking in the action.

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