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An organizational activity framework for effective business practices implementation in research-oriented organizations in developing economies
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science. University of Ghana.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0147-0680
2017 (English)In: Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA / [ed] Jussi Ilari Kantola; Tibor Barath; Salman Nazir; Terence Andre, London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017, 993-1006 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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This paper explored the constraints to business practices implementation by Research-Oriented Organizations in Developing Economies. Guided by organizational activity, sociotechnical and macroergonomic theories, data was collected from four research-oriented organizations in four developing countries, and analyzed using actions of identified groups in each organization’s activity system as the unit of analysis. It was found that the emergence of multivoicedness in the organizations’ activity systems created misfits among the organizations components which created systemic problems, ruptures, and breakdowns which constrained the effectiveness of the organizations’ business practices implementations. It is concluded that in the process of business practices implementation, an activity in the organization must be understood not as one activity with its peculiarities, but rather as a real aggregate of several activities and relations arising from the interacting components of the organization. A framework for understanding effective business practices implementation in research-oriented organizations is thus formulated.

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London: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2017. 993-1006 p.
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 498
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Developing economy, New business practices, Organizational activity, Practices implementation, Research-oriented organization
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Human Work Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35298DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42070-7_91ScopusID: 84979675930Local ID: 9c586ba6-95d5-4c6b-a3fe-bb4bfec3152cISBN: 978-3-319-42069-1ISBN: 978-3-319-42070-7 (PDF)OAI: diva2:1008550
International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering : 27/07/2016 - 31/08/2016
Godkänd; 2016; 20160808 (mohami)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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