Sub-theme 64: 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 06, 11:00 to 12:30, SP s14 (ground floor)
Dialogues between Activity Theory and Other Approaches
Chair: Yrjö Engeström
When Merleau-Ponty meets Engeström, improving embodied phenomenology into CHAT
Delphine Wannenmacher
From translation to expansive learning in a pragmatist approach: The case of an operating room using robotics surgery
Keynote speech: Stan Karanasios, RMIT University, Australia: "Toward a dialogue between activity theory and critical realism"
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, SP s14 (ground floor)
Formative Interventions & Change Laboratories
Chair: Anu Kajamaa
Carlos Montoro and Brito Rivera Hugo Armando
Crossing cultures: A healthcare Change Laboratory intervention in Mexico
Jeanette Wassar Kirk, Janne Petersen and Ove Andersen
A Change Laboratory targeting readmission of elderly medical patients: Collaboration between primary and secondary health care in Denmark
Daniele Morselli
The Change Laboratory for teacher in service training in entrepreneurship education
Session III: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, SP s14 (ground floor)
Expansive Learning & Concept Formation Papers
Chair: Yrjö Engeström
Yrjö Engeström
Concept formation in organizations: Prototypes, systems models and germ cells
Silvio Ripamonti and Giuseppe Scaratti
A trade union transformation: Existing contradictions and the emergence of the germ cell of a renewed identity through the expansion of narrative repertoires
Juhana Rantavuori and Yrjö Engeström
Expansive learning and contradictions: The challenge of economic sustainability of the food cooperative in Finland
May Britt Postholm
Formative interventions and action research and learning in educational research
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, SP s14 (ground floor)
Double Stimulation
Chair: Annalisa Sannino
Annalisa Sannino
Transformative agency in the making: Dialectics of double stimulation and formative interventions
Carolyn Grant
A formative intervention for developing learner leadership: An activity theoretical analysis of a high school learner leadership club
Takaya Kawamura
An activity theoretical analysis of arts-mediated critical management learning for health/social care organizations from the perspective of double stimulation
Session V: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, SP s14 (ground floor)
New Forms of Communities & Alternatives to Capitalism
Chair: Zlatko Bodrožić
Yasuko Kawatoko
A multiplicity of exchanges leading to the re-creation of community: A Japanese olive forest project as an example of wildfire activity in Tsunami-affected farmland
Zlatko Bodrožić, Clay Spinuzzi, Silvia Ivaldi and Giuseppe Scaratti
Coworking as a field-experimental niche for the evolution of organizational communities
Simone Alves Pacheco de Campos, Eugenio Avila Pedrozo and Shalimar Gallon
The role of mediation artefacts in support corporate social responsibility: Cases from Brazilian social development projects
Marcio Cassandre, Carine Senger, Marco Antonio Pereira Querol and Maurício Donavan Rodrigues Paniza
Formative intervention for collaborative development of a new model of solid waste management in a university hospital
Session VI: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, SP s14 (ground floor)
Contradictions & Tensions
Chair: Stan Karanasios
Anu Kajamaa, Karen Mattick, Angelique Hilli, Hazel Parker and Charlotte Rees
Rethinking the process of prescribing antibiotics using activity theory
Aleksandra M. Irnazarow, David K. Allen and Alison McKay
Contradictions and their consequence: An activity theory examination of collaborative decision making in product development
Stan Karanasios, Katrin Riisla and Boyka Simeonova
Exploring the use of contradictions in activity theory studies: An interdisciplinary review
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, SP s14 (ground floor)
Design, Technology, & Product Development
Chair: Anu Kajamaa
Yasushi Masuda and Natsumi Kato
From action through communication and dialogue to practice: Case study on management of developing new product concepts
Hannele Kerosuo
Over the long haul: VDC-team as a mediator for the adoption of building information modelling (BIM) in a construction company
Emma Gritt, David K. Allen, Stan Karanasios and Alan Pearman
The influence of social media on policing organisations: An activity theory perspective
Yrjö Engeström, Anu Kajamaa & Zlatko Bodrožić: Closing of the sub-theme