Knowing in practice: Enacting a collective capability in distributed organizing

Author/s Wanda J. Orlikowski
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2008/2 Language Italian
Pages 0 P. File size 635 KB
DOI 10.3280/SO2008-002007
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Knoving in practice: Enacting a collettive capability in distributed organizing - In this paper, I outline a perspective on knowing in practice which highlights the essential role of human action In knowing how to get things done in complex organizational work. The perspective suggests that knowing is not a static embedded capability or stable disposition o\ actors, but rather an ongoing social accomplishment, constituted and reconstituted as actors engage the world in practice. In interpreting the findings of an empirical study conducted in a geographically dispersed hightech organization. I suggest that the competence to do global product development is both collective and distributed, grounded in the everyday practices of organizational members. I conclude by discussing some of the research implications of a perspective on organizational knowing in practice.

Wanda J. Orlikowski, Knowing in practice: Enacting a collective capability in distributed organizing in "STUDI ORGANIZZATIVI " 2/2008, pp , DOI: 10.3280/SO2008-002007