The flesh and blood of improvisation : a study of everyday organizing
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- NTNU Handelshøyskolen 
An overall empirical aim behind this dissertation is to open a window on typical day-to-day work situations for practitioners in order to get a better grasp of the use of improvisation as a sensemaking tool in authentic organizing practice. As a consequence, mine is a story of everyday defeat and bravery, of hopeless dilemmas, of boredom and endless paperwork, of humour and conflict. And, at the very least, the narratives and analyses presented may contribute towards reducing some of the solitude of organizing: the feeling that one is alone in experiencing interruption, dilemma and complexity in different forms.
PublisherNorwegian University of Science and Technoloqy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management
SeriesDoctoral thesis at NTNU