Sub-theme 26: Control, Materiality and Practices

François-Xavier de Vaujany, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Emmanuelle Vaast, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Andrew Pickering, University of Exeter, UK
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, F3
Control and Surveillance in Contemporary Organizations and Organizing: Ontological Debates
Chair: François-Xavier de Vaujany, Emmanuelle Vaast, Andrew Pickering
Aurélie Leclercq-Vandelannoitte, João Vieira da Cunha and Andrea Carugati
Surveillance, control and materiality in a digital world: A Foucauldian perspective
Justine Arnoud and Philippe Lorino
Activity control or activity inquiry? The turbulent relationship between management and collective activity. The case of call centers in an electricity company
INTRODUCTION to the sub-theme by Andrew Pickering:
"Surveillance and control in contemporary societies, organizations and organizing: Issues of visibility, technology, semiosis and collaboration"
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, F3
Visibility, Liminality and Control in our Surveillance Society
Chair: tba
Varda Wasserman and Michal Frenkel
Organizational aesthetics and the politics of visibility: The case of ultra-orthodox women in the Israeli hi-tech industry
Dara Ivanova, Iris Wallenburg and Roland Bal
In/visible places: Infrastructures of liminality in a baby-foundling room
Anna Glaser and Julie Fabbri
The role of liminal spaces for employees’ self-control: The case of office restrooms
Discussant: Perttu Salovaara
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Semiosis, Digital Tools and Control in our Surveillance Society - Room: F3
Chair: tba
Shyam Krishna
The served and the surveilled: Biometric technologies as a tool for progress?
Juliane Jarke and Andreas Breiter
Who controls education? How digital data practices govern and reconfigure the organisation of learning
Caroline Diard
Introducing video-protection as a control technology in private companies: Acceptance or rejection by collaborators
Anouk Mukherjee
The space of possibilities: How ICT affords or constrains the spatial practices of organisations. The case of collaborative research in business schools
Discussant: Aurélie Leclercq-Vandelannoitte
Parallel Stream B: Materialization, Spatialization, Reification and Control in our Surveillance Society - Room: E2
Chair: Andrew Pickering
Perttu Salovaara and Arja Ropo
Spacing leadership: An organization theoretical rethinking
Damian O'Doherty
Loungification: An ethnography of airport life
Mahya Ostovar Ravari
A (not-just-virtual) space of our own: Exploring the sociomaterial constitution of a ‘space of resistance’ through Facebook
Caroline Scotto
The materialization of organizing cooperation: From control to resistance – The design of a new collective object
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, F3
Space, Heterototopia and Panoptical Effects in our Surveillance Society
Chair: François-Xavier de Vaujany
Felipe Fernandes and Ana Silvia Ipiranga
Organizing precarious spaces: An actor-network approach on Favelas
Delphine Minchella
Spatial control, discipline, and organizational respectability: The case of La Société Générale's rules of procedure
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Managerial Techniques, Control and Surveillance in Contemporary Management - Room: F3
Chair: tba
Louise Caffrey and Christopher McKevitt
Performance managing for complexity: From control to learning
Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, Nancy P. Rothbard and Danielle Tussing
Online social networks, implicit rules, and peer control. Consequences of online boundary management regulation for individuals and teams
Julien Kleszczowski and Nathalie Raulet-Croset
Number's agency in control tool design: A study of social impact measurement in a nonprofit organization
Discussant: George Kuk
Parallel Stream B: Managerial Techniques, Control and Surveillance of Nature and Natural Environment - Room: E2
Chair: tba
Prarthana Prabhakar, Prarthana Prabhakar, Akil Amiraly and Prarthana Prabhakar
The water meter, a management tool reconfiguring the sociotechnical context of water consumption practices in an Indian city: The case of Belgaum
Daniel Tisch
Size does matter: Natural materiality in collective sensemaking
Claire Ciampi
Information technology usages and the emergence of a 360° accountig logic
Disussant: Yesh Nama
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, F3
Public Policies, Public Debate, Democracy and Control in our Surveillance Society
Chair: François-Xavier de Vaujany
Kaspar Molzberger
Control as calculative sociomaterial practices of “aspirationalization” – The case of regulatory policy changes and subsequent control mechanisms in the German health care sector
Philippe Eynaud and Julien Malaurent
Creative democracy through online social inquiry. The case of controlling the diffusion of genetically modified food
Martin Messner, Lukas Goretzki and Kari Lukka
Controllers' use of informational tactics
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, F3
Agency, Control and Materiality
Chair: François-Xavier de Vaujany, Emmanuelle Vaast, Andrew Pickering
Pierre Laniray and Stéphan Pezé
When technology derails: Train drivers put to the test of an unpredictable material agency
Stephanie Giamporcaro, George Kuk and Sadie Scotch
The material power of the Uber App – Riding with Uber drivers
CONCLUDING PANEL: "Control and surveillance in contemporary organizations and organizing: Trends discussed during the workshop, relevant ontologies to explore them"
Andrew Pickering, Emmanuelle Vaast, François-Xavier de Vaujany, Aurélie Leclercq-Vandelannoitte and Yesh Nama