Paolo Quattrone

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This paper analyses the effects of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) upon management control in two multinational organisations. How ERP was configured in each corporation created different forms of distance and relations between headquarters and the scattered subsidiaries. The construction of spatial and temporal separations (i.e.(More)
Despite widespread research on why and how organizations change, what constitutes change is often taken for granted. Its definition is avoided. Studies based on individuals' rational choice imply that change flows from purposive actions in accordance with an objective, external reality whereas contextualism argues that change results from institutional(More)
Recent work on Information Systems tries to reconcile the apparent homogeneity of Information Technologies (IT) with the heterogeneity of their use by recognising that users can render IT systems flexible and malleable. This paper advances theorisation of this apparent paradox by reflecting on the nature of IT, i.e. its ontology. Observations of an ERP(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor human papillomavirus (HPV) status strongly affects overall survival (OS) of oropharyngeal cancer (OPC) patients. Recently, three groups with different outcomes were identified based on HPV status, smoking history and tumor stage. Our objective was to validate this model using a single-institutional retrospective database. PATIENTS AND(More)
The aim of this special issue is to explore organizing processes in ways which do not assume an a priori existence of space and time. Rather than providing a summary of the papers collected here, this introduction illustrates how Spacing and Timing relate to issues of knowing, organizing, mediation, engagement, alterity and absence/ presence. We examine how(More)
BACKGROUND Head and neck soft tissue sarcomas (STS) represent a rare disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and sixty-seven patients underwent surgery at our institution with an eradicating intent between 1990 and 2010. Local recurrence (LR), distant metastasis (DM) and disease-specific mortality (DSM) incidence were studied along with(More)
BACKGROUND This monocentric study evaluates the activity and tolerability of docetaxel (Taxotere), cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) (TPF) induction chemotherapy followed by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) concurrent with high-dose cisplatin in Epstein-Barr virus -related locally advanced undifferentiated nasopharyngeal cancer. PATIENTS AND(More)
It is well established in literature that the rate of convergence of the Generalized Minimum Residual Method (GMRES), when it is applied to the solution of the (generally dense and unstructured) linear systems of equations coming out from the discretization process of the Electrical Field Integral Equation (EFIE) through the Method of Moments (MoM), can be(More)
This paper combines insights from the literature on accounting inscriptions with studies on rhetoric to explore why and how accounting sustains processes of innovation and value creation. In doing so, we build on previous studies that have explored the transformative capacities of accounting in action to further investigate the fine line between the(More)
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