Greetje (Gretta) Corporaal

Greetje (Gretta) Corporaal
University of Oxford | OX · Saïd Business School

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I’m a Research Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. A Sociologist of Technology, Work, and Organizations, my research is positioned at the intersection of Management and Organization Theory, Information Systems Research, and Economic Sociology. I’m interested in understanding the social, organizational, and economic implications of using digital technologies in the workplace. See http://greetjecorporaal.com for full bio.
Additional affiliations
September 2011 - April 2016
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2011 - April 2016
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2011 - July 2016
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences (Organisation Sciences)
September 2008 - August 2011
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Master's Programme in Social Research (specialisation in Organisation Sciences)
September 2007 - August 2008
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Pre-master in Culture, Organization and Management

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Publications (13)
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A wide range of platforms now enable firms to source work directly from freelancers on an on-demand basis, but little is known about how and why rms are making use of such platforms. We conducted nine case studies to examine how Fortune 500 firms and multinational enterprises are adopting platform sourcing as part of their business models. Suggest...
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An important question underlying radical innovation is: How can radical innovation be sustained when moving from R&D labs and pilots to large-scale production facilities? Building upon Ryle’s distinction between “knowing that” and “knowing how”, we integrate innovation and boundary spanning literatures and discuss how radically new knowledge and pr...
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This article develops a process model of boundary work during integrated strategy making. It demonstrates how micro practices of boundary work are an essential part of strategy making in complex organizational forms. We attend to how managers make sense of, enact, and (re)create boundaries in strategic collaborations, which extant research has negl...
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This paper sheds light on an unresolved tension in organization and management theory. Namely, organizational members are increasingly involved in dispersed forms of collaboration that span a variety of boundaries. At the same time, they engage in collaborative actions that tend to re-erect those very boundaries. Boundary work therefore both enable...
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In this paper, I outline a theoretical perspective on boundaries, which highlights the role of boundary work in understanding the way organizational actors cope with the similarities and differences between them and how this impacts complex organizational work between East and West. This perspective puts boundaries at the forefront of studying the...
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This is a four-year longitudinal study of radical innovation that was developed within a Japanese MNC through intensive collaboration among R&D professionals from Japan and Europe and became an independent business unit with a local production site in the Netherlands. The study explores radical innovation as a new field of practice, and examines th...
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Victor Turner’s concept of liminality has become increasingly popular in the organisation sciences (OS) literature. We aim to evaluate how the concept has been adopted to address current issues in OS, and to indicate how it can be usefully developed in relation to anthropological and sociological debates. First we explore the origins of liminality...
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This paper advances understanding of how parties respond to complexity in geographically dispersed multiparty collaboration. Integrating insights from coordination and boundary literature, we analyze how cross-boundary coordination was achieved in complex organizational settings that are characterized by multiple boundaries. We contribute to manage...
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This paper addresses cross-boundary coordination in a multiparty collaboration. So far, collaboration among among multiple dispersed parties has received scant attention in research on cross-boundary coordination. Building on this gap, this study analyzes an extreme case of inter-organizational collaboration between four geographically dispersed gr...
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The study presented in this paper describes how a division of a Dutch organization first becomes independent and is subsequently acquired by a Japanese organization. It portrays the integration process as a political struggle for power, status, identity, and autonomy. In studying the role of cultural and socio-political processes in transnational o...
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In this paper we pay attention to the dynamic and complex ways in which organizational actors at Mirai Corporation make sense of their intercultural work experiences, ten years after Mirai has acquired its Dutch counterpart. We explore how organizational actors discursively construct their own and others’ cultural identities, as expressed in their...

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I'm currently conducting an ethnographic study of decision-making processes around the design and strategy of online labour platforms as well as the uptake of new services and product design features by users.