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A mobilities approach to understanding Emergency Management Information Systems (EMIS) in maintaining organizational identity and belonging in paramedic work

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Publication date2016
Host publicationProceedings of the ISCRAM 2016 Conference: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2016
EditorsAndrea H. Tapia, Pedro Antunes, Victor A. Bañuls, Kathleen Moore , João Porto de Albuquerque
Number of pages6
ISBN (electronic)9788460879848
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper describes a forthcoming research project exploring how technological systems are used to tether paramedic work practices to organizational bases when work goes on the move. Inspired by Mobilities scholarship in both crisis response and mobile work, this paper describes a project, Work on The Move, specifically discussing how information systems support and are utilized during the transference of work from ‘organizational bases’ to other arenas, focusing on the sociality of information systems, what they afford and how they bridge spatial divides between paramedic crews and organizational bases.