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Mobile phones, managers and new configuration of time and space
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Human-Computer Interaction. (NITA)
2007 (English)In: Work With Computing Systems, WWCS, Stockholm 2007, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Mobile phones are, in conventional research, said to compress time and space, and propel more efficient work processes and organizations. The aim of this paper is to report the findings of an explorative case study on how senior managers use mobile communicators in their everyday working life according to new configurations of time and space. A case study based on semi-structured interviews (single events) with 16 top managers in a telecom company. Three different time-space configurations, related to mobile phones, are simultaneously evident in the managers´ everyday work. Firstly: The managers are looking for meeting spaces, but find themselves on the move. Secondly: The managers are immersed in instant evaluation processes. Finally: The managers are implaced in meetings, and also in a space of communication. Findings illustrate how new practices and mobile information technologies live in symbioses that enable new time-space configurations to be reproduced. To understand mobile phone usage, related to everyday work, we should start an analysis of the practices that allow new configurations of time and space not only to be produced, but also reproduced.

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Mobile phones; Managers; Time and Space; Organizing; Work-processes
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Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13699OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13699DiVA: diva2:41469
Work With Computing Systems, WWCS, Stockholm 2007
Available from: 2008-01-25 Created: 2008-01-25 Last updated: 2012-12-11Bibliographically approved

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