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The Routledge Handbook of the Communicative Constitution of Organization

ISBN 9780367480707
Published April 25, 2022 by Routledge
584 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This Handbook offers state of the art scholarship on the perspective known as the Communicative Constitution of Organization (CCO). Offering a unique outlook on how communication accounts for the emergence, change, and continuity of organizations and organizing practices, this Handbook systematically exposes the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of CCO, displays its empirical diversity, and articulates its future trajectory.

Placing communication firmly at the centre of the organizational equation, an international team of expert authors covers:

  • The key theoretical inspirations and the main themes of the field
  • The debates that animate the CCO community
  • CCO’s methodological approaches
  • How CCO handles classic management themes
  • Practical applications

Offering a central statement of CCO’s contributions to the fields of organization studies, communication, and management, this Handbook will be of interest to organization studies and communication scholars, faculty, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as anyone associated with CCO theorizing seeking a comprehensive overview of the theoretical, methodological, and practical tenets of this growing area.

Chapter 5 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

Table of Contents

Foreword by Linda L. Putnam
The Emerging Paradigm of Communication Constitutes Organization (CCO)

Nicolas Bencherki, Joëlle Basque and Timothy Kuhn

Part I: Theoretical Discussions

1. The Theoretical Roots of CCO
François Cooren and David Seidl

2. What’s Pragmatic about Ambiguity in the Communicative Constitution of Organizations? The Case of CCO Scholarship’s Establishment
Geneviève Boivin and Boris H. J. M. Brummans

3. Organization as Conversation and Text
Veronica R. Dawson

4. Theorizing Communication and Constitution of Organizations from a Four Flows (Structurational) Perspective
Joel O. Iverson, Karen K. Myers and Robert D. McPhee

5. The Communicative Constitution of the World: A Luhmannian View on Communication, Organizations, and Society
Michael Grothe-Hammer

6. The Multiple Roles of Materiality When Communication Constitutes Organizations
Elizabeth Wilhoit Larson and Jeanne Mengis

7. Disrupting CCO Thinking: A Communicative Ontology of Dis/Organization
Consuelo Vásquez, Timothy Kuhn and Mie Plotnikof

8. The Communicative Constitution of Organizationality
Dennis Schoeneborn, Blagoy Blagoev and Leonhard Dobusch

9. The Communicative Constitution of Epistemic and Deontic Authority: Epistemological Implications of a Second-Order Construct
Letizia Caronia and Nicola Nasi

10. Uncritical Constitution: CCO, Critique and Neoliberal Capitalism
Sophie Del Fa and Dan Kärreman

11. Queering CCO Scholarship: Examining Communication as Constitutive of (Hetero)normative Organizations and Organizing
Jamie McDonald

Part II: Opening Up CCO's Methodological Approaches

12. The Umbrella of Discourse Analysis and Its Role in CCO
Theresa Castor

13. Acting in the Name of Others: How to Unpack Ventriloquations
Ellen Nathues and Mark van Vuuren

14. Ethnomethodological Conversation Analysis and the Constitutive Role of Organizational Talk
Helle Kryger Aggerholm, Birte Asmuß, Henrik Ladegaard Johannesen and Leo Feddersen Smith

15. Archives in CCO Research: A Relational View
Joëlle Basque, Heidi Hirsto and Régine Wagnac

16. Adventurous Ideas for Ethnographic Research on the Communicative Constitution of Organizations
Boris H. J. M. Brummans and Camille Vézy

Part III: How CCO Handles Classic Management Themes

17. Authority According to CCO: Recursivity, Emergence, and Durability
Chantal Benoit-Barné and Stephanie Fox

18. CCO Theory and Leadership
Ryan S. Bisel, Gail T. Fairhurst and Mathew L. Sheep

19. Exploring Identity Matters in the Communicative Constitution of Organizations
Mathieu Chaput and Joëlle Basque

20. What’s in a Project? Extending Inquiries into Projects with a CCO Perspective
Viviane Sergi

21. Strategic Management and CCO: A Generative Nexus
A. Paul Spee

22. The Communicative Constitution of Corporate Social Responsibility
Lars Thøger Christensen, Visa Penttilä and Neva Štumberger

23. The Blue Marble Effect: Globalization, Visibility and Lenticulation
Shiv Ganesh, Cynthia Stohl and Sam James

24. Voices, Bodies and Organizations: Bridging CCO Scholarship and Diversity Research
Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich and Florence Villesèche

25. Civil Society Collaboration and Inter-Organizational Relationships
Matthew Koschmann

26. Digital Media: From Tools to Agents Making a Difference
Jean A. Saludadez

27. The Communicative Constitution of Organizational Memory
Salla-Maaria Laaksonen and François Lambotte

Part IV: What Difference Does CCO Make for Practice?

28. CCO and the Academic-Professional Gap: Combining Rigor and Relevance in Organizational Communication
Mark van Vuuren and Peter Knoers

29. Where Are the Organizations? Accounting for the Fluidity and Ambiguity of Organizing in the Arts
Boukje Cnossen

30. CCO in Practice: Spacing and Humanitarian Organizing
Oana Brindusa Albu and Neva Štumberger

31. Constituting the Blue-Collar Organization: How Social and Material Dimensions Are Discursively Combined to (Re)construct the Factory
Colleen E. Mills

32. Constituting Hazards and Action through Communication: A CCO View of High-Reliability Organizing
Jody Jahn and Rebecca M. Rice

33. The Theoretical Hitchhiker’s Guide to Sensemaking, Coorientation, and Status Asymmetry
Stephanie Fox and Jody Jahn

The Emergence of the Communicative Constitution of Organization and the Montréal School: An Interview with James R. Taylor
Mathieu Chaput and Joëlle Basque

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Joëlle Basque is Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Sciences, Arts and Communication at Université TÉLUQ in Montréal, Canada.

Nicolas Bencherki is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Sciences, Arts and Communication at Université TÉLUQ in Montréal, Canada.

Timothy Kuhn is Professor in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA.