Despite its importance, the role of materiality in coordination has been neglected. We tackle this issue through the investigation of intermediary objects that are developed through knowledge integration. Within a practice-based perspective, we detail the material aspects of the work that is really done when knowledge integration occurs. Whereas literature has primarily explored inter-communities or inter-organizations level, we focus on intra-organization, inside a single community. We propose an empirical analysis of new dishes development in haute cuisine kitchens. We detail the intermediary objects that are created, developed and discussed. We identify their different materiality and the different roles they play as coordination platforms.
GOMEZ, M.L. et BOUTY, I. (2010). Materiality Matters: Intermediary Objects as Coordination Platform. Dans: Proceedings of the 26th Egos colloquium. Universidad Nova.