On the Nature of Distributed Organizing

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ISBN: 978-3-658-06122-7 (Print) 978-3-658-06123-4 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Setting the Stage

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-8

      The Dilemma of Distributed Organizing

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      Pages 9-13

      Distributed Organizing in Practice

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      Pages 15-17

      Framing Distributed Organizing Theoretically

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      Pages 19-24

      Structure of the Thesis

  3. From Organizations to Distributed Organizing: Concepts of Order Creation

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      Pages 25-27

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      Pages 29-38

      Order Creation from an Institutional Perspective: Market, Bureaucracy, and Community

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      Pages 39-56

      Order Creation from a Systemic Perspective: Information Flows and Complexity

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      Pages 57-67

      Order Creation from a Transactional Perspective: Creating Practices from Sensemaking Processes

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      Pages 69-72

      Challenges in Distributed Organizing: Ambiguity, Bounded Rationality, and Computer-Mediation

  4. Information Systems for Distributed Organizing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-75

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      Pages 77-91

      Institutional Paradigms: Systemic Order Creation in Information Systems

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      Pages 93-108

      Ontologies and Cognitive Maps: Transactional Order Creation through Disambiguating Cognition

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      Pages 109-116

      Facilitating Order Creation in Distributed Organizing: Triggering Practices to Answer External Complexity

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      Pages 117-125

      Ontology-based Distributed Organizing: Answering the Challenges of Distributed Organizing

  5. Empirical Study: Themes of Interaction in Distributed Organizing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-129

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      Pages 131-138

      Method and Data: Research Question, Field of Research, Data Collection & Analysis

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      Pages 139-152

      Findings: Themes of Interaction in a Network of Researchers

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      Pages 153-158

      Discussion: Creating Transactional Order using Levers of Ambiguity in Sensemaking Processes

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      Pages 159-164

      Creating Systemic Order: Deriving Challenges for Information Systems Design

  6. Ensembler Suite: A Support System for Ontology-based Distributed Organizing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-167

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      Pages 169-179

      From Organizing a Network of Researchers to a Support System for Ontology-based Distributed Organizing

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      Pages 181-190

      Requirements for a Technical Support System for Ontology-based Distributed Organizing

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      Pages 191-198

      System Concept: A Support System for Collaboratively Coping with Complexity

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      Pages 199-209

      System Implementation: A Proof-of-Concept Implementation of the Ensembler Suite

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