1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of the Communicative Constitution of Organization

Edited By Joëlle Basque, Nicolas Bencherki, Timothy Kuhn Copyright 2022
    584 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003224914-7/communicative-constitution-worlda-luhmannian-view-communication-organizations-society-michael-grothe-hammer?context=ubx&refId=6fe411e1-fbed-41c9-8d95-03ca74450c1d

    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


    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.