Sub-theme 17: Activity Theory and Organizations

Yrjö Engeström, University of Helsinki, Finland
Anu Kajamaa, University of Helsinki, Finland
Zlatko Bodrožić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Session I: Thursday, July 02, 11:00 to 12:30, DEREE-702
Activity Theoretical Interventions and Knotworking
Chair: Yrjö Engeström
Fábio da Silva Rodrigues, Marcio Cassandre and Elisa Yoshie Ichikawa
Discussing the choosing of the change laboratory's participants: A look into the ordinary man
Juhana Rantavuori
Expansive learning and contradictions: A Change Laboratory between librarians and their clients
Hannele Kerosuo & Reijo Miettinen, keynote speech: "From an idea to transformative experimentation: The concept of knotworking in construction industry"
Session II: Thursday, July 02, 14:00 to 15:30, DEREE-702
Agency and Organizational Transformation
Chair: Zlatko Bodrožić
Annalisa Sannino
Agency in uncertainty: Culture, activity and double stimulation in the waiting experiment with collectives
Yasuko Kawatoko
Agency and learning: Expansive learning in shaping multiple agencies
Kirsi Kallio
Critical encounters in a control room: Transformation of operator's professional agency in an implementation of new automation software
Session III: Thursday, July 02, 16:00 to 17:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Power, Evaluation and Activity Theory - Room: DEREE-702
Chair: Stan Karanasios
Paul R. Kelly
Evaluating impact, or the impact of evaluations? NGOs, donors and ontological politics in an activity theory study of power dynamics in international development
David K. Allen, Stan Karanasios and Alistair Norman
Reflecting on technology: An activity based approach to evaluation
Boyka Simeonova
Power and knowledge within activity theory: Applying activity theory to knowledge sharing.
Frank Schirmer and Silke Geithner
Political context matters! Expanding by resisting
Parallel Stream B: New Fields of Application to Activity Theory - Room: DEREE-602
Chair: Zlatko Bodrožić
Guenter Essl
The profession field model as an activity theoretical framework for the development of technical professions in the context of the smart city approach
Paulo Ferreira and Katarzyna Zdunczyk
Knowing, learning and managing value co-creation in service-based networks: Lessons from cultural-historical activity theory
Tarja Mäki
Last Planner method and the need for multi-disciplinary design work in construction phase
Anna-Lena Godhe and Niklas Karlsson
Community building through associations and contradictions in a MOOC
Session IV: Friday, July 03, 09:00 to 10:30, DEREE-702
Change Laboratory Interventions
Chair: Yrjö Engeström
Yrjö Engeström and Annalisa Sannino
Co-generation of societally impactful knowledge in Change Laboratory
Liliane Canopf, Marcio Cassandre, Raquel Matos, Jucélia Appio and Yara Lucia Mazziotti Bulgacov
Theoretical-empirical applications of the cultural-historical activity theory in Brazilian organizational studies
Giuseppe Scaratti, keynote speech: "The Change Laboratory mirroring as a dialogical process: Learning from Bakhtin"
Session V: Friday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: Health/Social Care and Activity Theory - Room: DEREE-702
Chair: Anu Kajamaa
Jean-Baptiste Capgras and Christophe Pascal
Cultural-historical activity theory and instruments systems to study development and use of a management device: The case of French hospital financing system
Päivikki Lahtinen and Anu Kajamaa
Carnivalization as a trigger for learning and collaboration between service providers and their clients
Takaya Kawamura
Facilitating expansive learning and developmental work research at health/social care organizations through arts-mediated critical management learning
Parallel Stream B: Activity Theory in Schools and Teacher Education - Room: DEREE-602
Chair: Juhana Rantavuori
May Britt Postholm
Expansive learning in and between organizations: The teacher education institution and school as arenas for learning
Daniela Vendramini Zanella and Valdite Pereira Fuga
"I was wondering what to ask to ferment": A study about the critical-creative meaning production in syllabus integration and desencapsulation in teacher education
Oleksandr Tkachenko and Karen Seashore
How do cross-disciplinary research groups emerge and function in the context of a public research university?
Denise Shelley Newnham
Entrepreneruship or authority: A new school culture through expansive learning
Session VI: Saturday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Organizational Change and Activity Theory - Room: DEREE-702
Chair: Hannele Kerosuo
Agneta Halvarsson, Ann Öhman Sandberg and Agneta Halvarsson
Understanding organizational development as it happens
Monika Hackel
Division of labour, training and skilled work in automated production processes in Germany
Ioanna Kinti and Geoff Hayward
Skills and capabilities in scientific collaboration: A CHAT perspective
Giuseppe Scaratti, Marta Cabiati, Silvio Ripamonti and Maura Pozzi
Creating knowledge and enhancing change in organizations. A practice-based approach in a case study
Parallel Stream B: Dialectics and Multivoicedness - Room: DEREE-602
Chair: Kirsi Kallio
Silvia Ivaldi and Giuseppe Scaratti
Germ cell as a collective and participative construction: Three empirical cases
Yasushi Masuda
The methodology of linguistic management for "field research = business practice": Expanding activity theory to apply to business field research
Benoît Tricard
How mediating habits create organizational inertia? A pragmatist contribution to the concept of mediation
Georgios Vardaxoglou, David Allen and Tom Wilson
Exploring multivoicedness and dialectical innovation: Evidence from a law enforcement organization
Session VII: Saturday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, DEREE-702
Activity Theory and Practice
Chair: Anu Kajamaa
André Spicer and Mats Alvesson
A passivity theory of organizing
Zlatko Bodrožić and Anu Kajamaa
Expanding the bridge over the academia-practice divide in order to create novel models of management and organization
David Rozas, Nigel Gilbert and Paul Hodkinson
Drupal as a runaway object: conceptualisation of peer production activities through Activity Theory
Yrjö Engeström, Anu Kajamaa & Zlatko Bodrožić: Reflections and closing of the sub-theme