This article investigates how a leading business school is reshaping its identity through a process that includes, but is not limited to, the building of a new facility designed by the Canadian architect Frank Gehry, as well as a major revision of the teaching programmes, ethos and branding. By investigating this process in an actor-network theory fashion, and introducing the notion of chronotope, the article answers three central questions related to the notion of change: How does organizational change happen in the daily life of a project? What gives unity to a chain of small relational changes? How can processual change possibly be managed? Theoretically, the article argues that change emerges in the micro-dynamics of organizing, fragments that are stitched together by macro-dominant narratives, in a constant process of translations that occur between human and non-human actants. The management of change is pursued through a constant micro-politics of network maintenance and enactment. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
The Chronotopes of Change: Actor-Networks in a Changing Business School / Lancione, M.; Clegg, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 1469-7017. - 13:2(2013), pp. 117-142.
|Titolo:||The Chronotopes of Change: Actor-Networks in a Changing Business School|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14697017.2012.753930|
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