Cities of Noise: Sensemaking, Sensemakers, and Organized Worlds

To address the connection between sensemaking, sensemakers, and organized worlds, Gerardo Patriotta discusses the metaphor of the city as an organized world that we experience in terms of varying degrees of noise, arguing that cities are complex and disorderly action nets. Gerardo Patriotta holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies from the University of Warwick. His work has combined sociological and organizational theory to understand the work practices and behaviours of, amongst others, shopfloor operators, courtrooms judges, business consultants, global bank managers, air force pilots, e-markets sellers, and news workers. Gerardo currently serves as a senior associate editor at the Journal of Management Studies and as an editorial board member at the Academy of Management Review and Organization Studies.


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