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000030406 100__ $$aMeschitti, Viviana$$d1982-09-12
000030406 245__ $$9eng$$aFostering teamwork and socialization in collaborative working environments$$bInsights from a situated study on a university research team
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000030406 502__ $$92012-09-26$$aThèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012COM005
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000030406 508__ $$aSumma cum laude
000030406 520__ $$9eng$$aCollaborative practices in real groups are rarely studied as they develop  in research teams, despite the importance of the topic. The present  study aims to address this lack and is focused on how collaboration  develops in an academic research team. It draws specific attention to  group practices that enhance mutual engagement within the team and  the socialization of doctoral students. Situated learning theory and, more  specifically, its concepts of community of practice and legitimate  peripheral participation, provide for an inspiring framework. They will  also guide the analytical process. The ethnographic approach permits  this study to deeply understand the context in which communication and  socialization practices are situated. Furthermore, it allows for the  comprehension of how these processes change over time and the  analysis of naturally-occurring interactions as they develop in a  concrete setting. Studies of how mutual engagement and socialization  unfold in everyday practices of a research team are very rare.  Therefore, an original analytical framework has been built: a descriptive  part focused on analyzing the team as a community of practice will then  lead into an in-depth study of communicative interactions during  meetings, following the approach of discourse analysis. Discourse  analysis will rely on specific dimensions carefully chosen for studying  mutual engagement. This analytical step permits for the discovery of  specific practices underlining how meetings function, and will reconnect  those practices to the team’s features. Results show that the team  considered in this study resembles a community of practice with clear  borders and a specific identity. It also revealed that the leadership style  is vital in creating an environment where particular patterns of  participation and specific discursive practices unfold among team  members. Actually, there is a strong link between leadership and  chairing style during team meetings, participation, discursive practices,  and mutual engagement. Due to the specific structure of the team  meetings, the participative practices enacted by the chief, and the  mutual engagement developed within the team, meetings become  strategic for doctoral students’ socialization. A conceptual framework is  elaborated to explain the different team practices and how they are  related to the development of mutual engagement and the socialization of  doctoral students. The study constitutes an important contribution both  for researchers who are interested in further analyzing the dynamics  related to the development of team collaboration, and also for those who  deal with team design. A conduction of studies, utilizing more cases,  could help clarify the influence of scientific discipline and academic  context.
000030406 695__ $$9eng$$aResearch team ; community of practice ; team meetings ; socialization ; leadership ; ethnography ; discourse analysis
000030406 700__ $$aCarassa, Antonella$$eDir.
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000030406 918__ $$aFacoltà di scienze della comunicazione$$bVia Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano
000030406 919__ $$aUniversità della Svizzera italiana$$bLugano$$ddoc.support@rero.ch
000030406 980__ $$aTHESIS$$bUNISI$$fTH_PHD
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