Sub-theme 33: 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 07, 11:00 to 12:30, A1
Activity Theory, Social Movements and Sustainability
Chair: Yrjö Engeström
Mike Ward and Heila Lotz-Sisitka
Sustainable value creation, onto-epistemic complexity and learning for change in a multi-national business organisation
Juhana Rantavuori
Learning actions, contradictions and object formation in a food cooperative in Finland
KEYNOTE by Yrjö Engeström:
"Collaboration and expansive learning in productive social movements: Lessons for organization studies"
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, A1
Change Laboratories, Teacher Education and School Change
Chair: Annalisa Sannino
Yahui Fang
Becoming an engaged university: Community-engaged curriculum design as a collective activity to promote community capacity-building
Katrin Riisla, Anu Kajamaa, Lasse Lipponen and Antti Rajala
Exploring knowledge creation in a Change Laboratory intervention: From problem finding to problem solving
Carmen Martínez-Roldán, Sharon Chang and María Torres-Guzmán
A self-study on the becoming a student of teaching: Using the change laboratory method to explore contradictions
Wagner Roberto do Amaral and Marcio Cassandre
The indigenous education and the indigenous teachers and managers role: Proposing a Change Laboratory intervention
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Management, Networks and Learning - Room: A1
Chair: Juhana Rantavuori
Paul P. Bata, Alistair Norman and David K. Allen
Information sharing behaviour in complex and extended organizations and the role of Activity Theory [on-going research]
Yahya Majd
Activity theory as a methodological and analytical framework: Understanding intercultural competence from the business managers' perspectives in Australia
Emma Forsgren, Emma Gritt, Stan Karanasios, David K. Allen and Katriina Byström
The contribution of activity theory in studies of social media use within organisations
Parallel Stream B: Teams and Communities of Practice through CHAT Lens - Room: C1
Chair: Jean-Louis Magakian
Oleksandr Tkachenko and Karen Seashore Louis
An investigation of the development of science teams through the lens of cultural-historical activity theory
Delphine Wannenmacher
Collective tacit knowledge and knowledge boundaries: A contribution to Activity Theory. An illustration through the NP Project
Yasushi Masuda and Natsumi Kato
Forming a community of practice through interfacilitation: Case study on advanced application of activity theory to new product development
Irene Jonkers
A practice approach to social innovation
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, A1
Formative Interventions and Social Transformation
Chair: Zlatko Bodrožić
Annalisa Sannino, Yrjö Engeström and Monica Lemos
Formative interventions for expansive learning and transformative agency
Zlatko Bodrožić
Favoritism as an elite motive and its negative impact on adopting innovative management models
KEYNOTE by Paul Adler:
"Alternative economic futures"
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Promoting Multivoicedness across Activity Systems - Room: A1
Chair: Paul Kelly
Denise Shelley Newnham
The organization of people in distress: Unprogrammed, unintended and unstructured consequences for refugee women
Patricia Martínez-Álvarez
The relevance of learning across activity systems for bilingual special education teacher preparation programs
Juliane Sachser Angnes, Marcio Cassandre and Elisa Yoshie Ichikawa
The interventionist research in the Latin American community social psychology and the cultural-historical perspective: An interdisciplinary dialogue
Colette Daiute, Jessica Murray, Philip Kreniske and Luke Waltzer
The community voice – Narrating individual and societal development in higher education
Parallel Stream B: Contradictions, Collaboration and Joint Activity Systems - Room: C1
Chair: Marcio Pascoal Cassandre
Stuart Hawken
Applied learning in the senior years of high school – An activity theory perspective
Khoudia Guèye and Elise Marcandella
Contradictions during collaborative innovation projects: The role of artifacts
Patrícia Romagnani, Sérgio Vogt and Yara Lucia Mazziotti Bulgacov
The contradictory character of the activities in teaching organizations: Vigotsky and Leontiev contributions to its unveiling
Franklin Riley, David K. Allen and Tom Wilson
Information behaviour in construction project management teams: Contradictions, motivations and influencing factors
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Activity Theory and Health Care - Room: A1
Chair: Stan Karanassios
Bjørn Erik Mørk, Gail Greig, Jasmina Masovic and Davide Nicolini
Advancing learning and innovation across activity systems in healthcare: The potential of tensions and contradictions
Päivikki Lahtinen and Anu Kajamaa
Tracing the trajectories of responsible action in home care encounters
Mathias Waelli, Lucie Michel and Etiennne Minvielle
What do they mean by "administrative work"? A comparative study of nurses’ invisible activities
Elisabeth Willumsen, Atle Ødegård and Sarah Hean
Joint activity systems within the boundary space between mental health and correctional services: The leadership perspective
Parallel Stream B: Activity Theory and Practice - Room: C1
Chair: María Torres-Guzmán
Kristian Goddard, David K. Allen and Stan Karanasios
Using activity theory to examine bricolage in practice
Daniele Morselli
The entrepreneurial laboratory for teacher training in enterprise education
Marcio Cassandre, Carine Senger and Marco Pereira-Querol
Contributions of the activity theory to analyze disturbances in organizations: The case of solid waste management within a university hospital
Monika Hackel
How rules infect the object of activity – The influence of local government strategies on central key concepts in VET in Germany
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, A1
Activity Theory, Management and Organizing
Chair: Giuseppe Scaratti
Silvia Ivaldi and Giuseppe Scaratti
Managing new workplace activities: Coworking between management styles and ways of organizing
Paul R. Kelly
Impact knowledge supply chains: Mining, packaging and masking with CHAT: a story of power, knowledge, a philanthropy and a small development NGO
Julien Malaurent and Jean-Louis Magakian
How to engage cognitive activities? Insights from third places through a CHAT framework
CLOSING REMARKS by Yrjö Engeström, Anu Kajamaa & Zlatko Bodrožić