Performing Hackathons as a way of positioning boundary organizations

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Performing Hackathons as a way of positioning boundary organizations
Author(s) Seravalli, Anna ; Simeone, Luca
Date 2016
English abstract
Purpose This paper compares two boundary organizations situated in Malmö (Sweden) and oriented towards opening production. Particularly, it looks at how the two organizations tried to establish and communicate their boundaries during their official opening events, which were structured according to the format of Hackathon. Design/methodology/approach The authors adopted an ethnographic approach and followed the two events, observing and interacting with organizers and participants. The findings reported here draw upon data collected through direct observation, the authors’ experience as participants, unstructured conversations, email exchanges. Findings This paper analyses the two events in order to show how different cultures of opening production lead to different ways of performing Hackathons and, consequently, how these events affect the process of establishing and communicating the organizational boundaries. Originality/value The paper looks at the potential of events structured according to the format of Hackathon as a way for boundary organizations to position themselves
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-04-2013-0060 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Host/Issue Journal of Organizational Change Management;3
Volume 29
ISSN 0953-4814
Pages 326 - 343
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Organizational culture
Boundary organization
Opening production
Hackathons
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20603 (link to this page)

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