The relationship between media and the organizations they cover has changed dramatically in the last few decades, which have witnessed a huge expansion of news coverage focusing on different types of organizations and their activities. In parallel, organizations have dramatically increased their investment in public relations and other media-oriented forms of communication. Like other societal developments – globalization, marketization, individualization, scientification – mediatization has become an institutional force.
This book analyses the mediatization of contemporary organizations and how individual organizations, industry or markets are scrutinized. It examines its key influence on the actions of organizations, and how it shaptes the entire landscape in which the organizations operate. What such a perspective provides is the accentuation of the interplay between organizations and different parts of the society as embedded in the media and its logic.
This will be essential reading for professionals, academics and advanced students in organizational studies, public relations and media studies.
'This highly interesting volume brings together expert knowledge on the growing interdependence between media and organizations and is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the mediatized conditions of today’s organizational practices.' - Stig Hjarvard, Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
'Understanding the intersecting communication activities of journalism and business, political and non-governmental organizations is vital. These news reports are a central influence on how society views organizations, and here an international group of scholars examines their creation by the media and organizations.' - Maxwell McCombs, Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas, USA
'Mediatization is one the fastest-growing debates in communications research, but its growth depends on well-informed empirical research. This edited collection on organizations outside media is a major contribution to this interdisciplinary field, examining from many angles news production about and within contemporary organizations.' - Nick Couldry, Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
Chapter 1. Media and Organizations – Images, Practices and Organizing (Josef Pallas, Stefan Jonsson and Lars Strannegård) Chapter 2. The role of Business Media in Constructing Rational Myths of Organization (Friederike Schultz, Roy Suddaby and Joep Cornelissen) Chpater 3. The Institutionality of a Mediatized Organizational Environment (John C. Lammers and Sally A. Jackson) Chapter 4. Corruption and the Media: Infotainment, Moralization, Dramatization, and Conversationalization (Eric Breit and Eero Vaara) Chapter 5. Fleeting Fleet-Street: The Ephemeral Nature of Institutional Media Effects (Stefan Jonsson and Jesper Edman) Chapter 6. The Foundations of a Theory Explaining Organizational News: The VT4 Framework of Organizational News Content and Five Levels of Influence on its Production (Craig E. Carroll and David L. Deephouse) Chapter 7. We Have Never Been Pure. Negotiations Between Journalism and Business in Newspaper Organizations (Elena Raviola) Chapter 8. How the Business Press Stabilizes and Destabilizes Notions of Audit Failure: The Case of Intrum Justitia (Thomas Carrington and Gustav Johed) Chapter 9. The Codification of Everything (Barbara Czarniawska) Chapter 10. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Framing Public Organizations in the News (Thomas Schillemans and Sandra Jacobs) Chapter 11. Mediatization in New Areas: The Changed Role of Public Bureaucracies (Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud, Øyvind Ihlen and Tine Ustad Figenschou) Chapter 12. Semi-Autonomous Organizations’ Communication Challenges in a Mediatized Society: A Case Study of the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Cecilia Strand) Chapter 13. Framing Impressions in Corporate Communication: The Mediatization of Corporate Messages (Laura Illia, Karan Sonpar and Philemon Bantimaroudis) Chapter 14. The Mediatization of Campaign Organizations (Jakob Svensson) Chapter 15. Corporate Governance and Communication (Lars Engwall) Chapter 16. Media Enactments: Where to Look for Inspiration in Mediatization Studies (Magnus Fredriksson and Josef Pallas)
Management, Organizations and Society represents innovative work grounded in new realities; addressing issues crucial to an understanding of the contemporary world. This is the world of organized societies, where boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, local and global organizations have been displaced or vanished along with other nineteenth century dichotomies and oppositions. Management, apart from becoming a specialised profession for a growing number of people, is an everyday activity for most members of modern societies. Management, Organizations and Society will address these contemporary dynamics of transformation in a manner that transcends disciplinary boundaries, with work which will appeal to researchers, students and practitioners alike.