Intermediating Relationships: Technology, Spacing and Mobile Consulting.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


My thesis offers an exploration of the constitutive role of technology and the
organisation of workspace in the context of consultancy practice. To do so, the thesis draws on Actor-Network Theory and more recent ideas concerning sociomateriality in order to explore the relationality between actors/actants in the context of consultancy practice. The general contribution of the thesis is to the critical social science literature concerned with the way in which consultancy relationships and boundaries are accomplished. The thesis demonstrates that the organisation of technology and the practice of spacing are not simply social practise, but on-going sociomaterial accomplishments and by implication reveals that it is materiality (intermediation) which is constitutive of consultancy relationships and boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Lancaster University
Award date30 Sept 2014
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2014

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