A polycentric view of coordination in extreme action teams: Insights from pre-hospital emergency teams


  • Godé Cécile
  • Lenesley Pauline
  • Buthion Valérie


  • Coordination
  • Extreme action teams
  • Polycentric
  • Practices
  • Pre-hospital emergency

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Our article addresses the following research question: how does a polycentric view refine our understanding of interconnections between coordination practices and macro-arrangements in extreme action teams? It examines coordination between French pre-hospital emergency teams. It reveals three main coordination practices and disclose how macro-arrangements provide teams with a permanent template for coordinating in turbulent situations.

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