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ERIC Number: EJ828022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
Placeless Organizations: Collaborating for Transformation
Nardi, Bonnie A.
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v14 n1-2 p5-22 Apr 2007
This article defines and discusses placeless organizations as sites and generators of learning on a large scale. The emphasis is on how placeless organizations structure themselves to carry out social transformation--necessarily involving intensive learning--on a national or global scale. The argument is made that place is not a necessary component of such activity and that lack of a sense of place may be beneficial to the work. The article is intended to contribute to elaborating the cultural-historical dimensions of activity theory by examining a social framework within which significant learning activity occurs. (Contains 11 footnotes, 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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