Machina ex Deus? From Distributed to Orchestrated Agency

Semper, Daniel (2019) Machina ex Deus? From Distributed to Orchestrated Agency. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Institutional Logics in Action, 58. pp. 187-208. ISSN 0733-558X


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In this chapter, the author draws on a historical case study of the Australian wine industry to explore variations in collective agency. The inductively derived process model illustrates the emergence of a new profession of scientific win- emaking, which unfolds in three phases. Each phase is characterized by a dis- tinct form of agency: distributed agency during the earliest phase, coordinated agency during later phases, and orchestrated agency during consolidation. In addition to exploring the temporal shifts in agency, the study includes a detailed analysis of the early stages of distributed agency, examining how col- lective agency is achieved in the absence of shared intentions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Multi-level analysis, forms of agency, longitudinal research, Australian wine industry, distributed agency institutional work
Divisions: Departments > Management > Change Management und Manag. Development
Version of the Document: Accepted for Publication
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2019 11:10
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 11:12
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