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Title:Sociomateriality in the sandbox: Visually oriented documenting practices of young entrepreneurs
Author(s):Snyder, Jaime; Østerlund, Carsten
Subject(s):Documenting practices
Visual information
information behavior
social and community informatics
qualitative data analysis
Abstract:Entrepreneurs are important drivers of innovation. Their work is highly creative while also requiring a distinct paper trail for processes such as incorporation of a business, filing of patents, and management of shifting resources. In order for entrepreneurial team members to interact in productive and creative ways, they need to establish shared and stable frames of reference (i.e., actional field) to support collaborative decision-making and coordination. Documents play a central role in this process. The authors present an ethnographic study of 20 student start-up teams that explored the ways in which young entrepreneurs use documents of mixed materiality (both visual and text-based, analog and digital) to demarcate the actional field for their communicative activities. Many of the teams in this study were embarking on their first experience with the start-up process, providing an interesting opportunity to observe the sociomaterial relationship between their emergent communicative activities and documenting practices.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Synder, J., & Østerlund, C.. (2013). Sociomateriality in the sandbox: Visually oriented documenting practices of young entrepreneurs. iConference 2013 Proceedings (p. 1070). doi:10.9776/13113
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-04

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