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La fiabilité organisationnelle au prisme des activités interstitielles

Abstract : Most empirical studies of organizational reliability have focused on the most visible activities directly related to reliability : deck-landings on aircraft carriers, the operation and maintenance of nuclear power stations, emergency services and operating rooms… Herein, focus is shifted to “interstitial” activities on the borderline with these visible activities. During fieldwork in the nuclear industry, heavy handling operations were analyzed from an approach based on pragmatic theories and the plant’s actions in communications. An original definition of interstitial activities is proposed based on four observable characteristics. These activities have effects on the alarm system for intrusions and exchanges between departments, thus reinforcing then organization’s reliability as a whole. The concept of “interstitial activity” makes a contribution to research on “distributed organizations”, in which the articulation of boundaries is conceived in relation to managerial arrangements, objects and individuals.
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Jérémy Eydieux, Benoît Journé, Stéphanie Tillement. La fiabilité organisationnelle au prisme des activités interstitielles. Gérer et Comprendre. Annales des Mines - Annales des mines. Gérer et comprendre - Gérer & comprendre, 2016, 126, pp.15-27. ⟨10.3917/geco1.126.0015⟩. ⟨hal-01494321⟩



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