Communication as Organizing
Empirical and Theoretical Explorations in the Dynamic of Text and Conversation
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Communication as Organizing by Francois Cooren
Book DescriptionCommunication as Organizing unites multiple reflections on the role of language under a single rubric: the organizing role of communication. Stemming from Jim Taylor's earlier work, The Emergent Organization: Communication as Its Site and Surface (LEA, 2000), the volume editors present a communicational answer to the question, "what is an organization?" through contributions from an international set of scholars and researchers. The chapter authors synthesize various lines of research on constituting organizations through communication, describing their explorations of the relation between language, human practice, and the constitution of organizational forms. Each chapter develops a dimension of the central theme, showing how such concepts as agency, identity, sensemaking, narrative and account may be put to work in discursive analysis to develop effective research into organizing processes. The contributions employ concrete examples to show how the theoretical concepts can be employed to develop effective research. This distinctive volume encourages readers to discover and develop a truly communicational means of addressing the question of organization, addressing how organization itself emerges in the course of communicational transactions. In presenting a single and entirely communicational perspective for exploring organizational phenomena, grounded in the discourse of communicational transactions and the establishment of relationships through language, it is required reading for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in organizational communication, management, social psychology, pragmatics of language, and organizational studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805858136
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Francois Cooren
Language and Communication at Work, Paperback (June 2015)
This book examines language and communication as an inherent part of on-going organizational processes. It explores language and communication as constitutive of work; analyses how they actually 'work'; and examines their role as part of strategic and institutional work in and around organizational phenomena.
Organizational Discourse: Communication and Constitution, Hardback (November 2014)
Provides and clear and engaging introduction to the key concept of organizational discourse. The text is illuminated with examples throughout. This book demonstrates the importance of studying organizational discourse by addressing classical organizational themes, objects and questions associated with organization studies.
Organization and Organizing, Paperback (April 2013)
This timely collection addresses central issues in organizational communication theory on the nature of organizing and organization. The unique strength of this volume is its contribution to the conception of materiality, agency, and discourse in current theorizing and research on the constitution of organizations.
Interacting and Organizing, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Francois Cooren
Employs the dual perspectives of organizational communication & language and social interaction (LSI) to analyze a series of board meetings in the film, "Corporation: After Mr Sam." This work is useful for scholars, researchers, or students in organization management.
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