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By Anat Rafaeli,Michael G. Pratt

Artifacts in corporations are ubiquitous yet frequently neglected. The chapters during this publication illustrate that artifacts are all over in organizational lifestyles. They be triumphant in how workplaces are adorned, language is used, company playing cards are designed, and workplace cartoons are displayed. furthermore, artifacts will be noticeable within the identify of a firm and its staff, items, structures, tactics, and contracts, they usually signify humans, enterprises, and professions.

Artifacts and Organizations means that artifacts are neither superficial nor pertinent simply to organizational tradition. they're correct to a wealthy and various set of organizational approaches inside and throughout a number of degrees of study. Artifacts are proven to be imperative to identification, sense-giving and sense-making methods, interpretation and negotiation, legitimacy, and branding. The booklet seeks to speak that artifacts are frequently even more than what's at present well-known in organizational examine. The 4 sections of this edited quantity deal with numerous facets of what's recognized approximately and identified via artifacts. jointly, the total set of chapters problem the sector to maneuver past a slender conceptualization and knowing of artifacts in organizations.

This booklet leads scholars to include the complete complexity and richness of artifacts. furthermore, the textual content seeks to motivate those that specialise in artifacts as symbols to delve deeper into the complexities of artifacts-in-use, for people, agencies, and institutions.

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