Organizing concurrent engineering through ICT platforms - Blueprinting Product Lifecycle Management platforms across disciplinary agencies

Luiz Rothier Bautzer, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance

The dissertation studies role of ICT in organising information sharing and creation across disciplinary boundaries within complex concurrent engineering processes. The investigation is structured around the blueprinting process of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, which is a collective exercise taking place when an industrial company engages in the acquisition of standard software to address distributed engineering challenges. The contribution highlights how ICT mediations coalesce and perform novel "techniques of staging the world" that actively organise heterogeneous agencies to account for the emerging industrial product.

Venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht

Date: 24 November 2016

Time: 14:00 - 15:30  CET