Language and Communication at Work Discourse, Narrativity, and Organizing

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  • Copyright: 2015-08-15
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Author Biography

Francois Cooren, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication, Universite de Montreal, Canada,Eero Vaara, Professor of Management and Organization, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland,Ann Langley, Professor of Management, HEC Montreal,Haridimos Tsoukas, Professor of Strategic Management; Professor of Organization Studies, University of Cyprus; Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Francois Cooren is Professor and chair of the Department of Communication at the Universite de Montreal, Canada. He is past president of the International Communication Association (ICA, 2010-2011) and the current president of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA, 2012-2014). His research interests lies in organizational communication, language and social interaction, communication theory and pragmatics. He has published seven books (both as an author and editor), close to 50 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and more than twenty book chapters.

Eero Vaara is Professor of Management and Organization at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. He is a permanent Visiting Professor at EMLYON Business School, France, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Lancaster University, UK, and an Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. His research interests focus on organizational and institutional change, strategic practices and processes, multinational corporations and globalization, management education, and methodological issues in organization and management research. He has worked especially on discursive and narrative approaches. His work has been published in leading journals and several books.

Ann Langley is professor of management at HEC Montreal and Canada research chair in strategic management in pluralistic settings. Her research focuses on strategic change, leadership, innovation and the use of management tools in complex organizations with an emphasis on processual research approaches. She has published over 50 articles and two books.

Haridimos Tsoukas is the Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Cyprus, Cyprus and a Professor of Organization Studies at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK. He has published widely in several leading academic journals and was the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies (2003-2008). He is the editor (with Christian Knudsen) of The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory (Oxford University Press, 2003). He has also edited Organizations as Knowledge Systems, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004 (with N. Mylonopoulos) and Managing the Future: Foresight in the Knowledge Economy, Blackwell, 2004 (with J. Shepherd). His book Complex Knowledge: Studies in Organizational Epistemology was published by Oxford University Press in 2005. He is also the author of the book If Aristotle were a CEO (in Greek, Kastaniotis, 2005, 2nd edition).

Table of Contents

Part I: Language and Communication in Organizations
1. Language and Communication at Work: Discourse, Narrativity, and Organizing: Introducing the Fourth Volume of Perspectives on Process Organization Studies, Francois Cooren, Eero Vaara, Ann Langley, Haridimos Tsoukas
2. Impersonating the Organization: Reflections on the Communicative Constitution of Organization, James R. Taylor
3. Analyzing Interaction in Meetings: Perspectives from Critical Discourse Studies and the Discourse-Historical Approach, Ruth Wodak
4. Power, Politics and Organizational Communication: An Ethnomethodological Perspective, Andrea Whittle, William Housley, Alan Gilchrist, Peter Lenney and Frank Mueller,
5. From Speech Acts to Act Speeches: Collective activity, a discursive process speaking the language of habits., Philippe Lorino
6. Time, Space, and Calculation in Discursive Practices: Insights from the Crow s Flight Chronotope of the Darwin Expedition, Genevieve Musca Linda Rouleau, and Bertrand Faure
7. Spatial Design as Sociomaterial Practice: A (Dis)Organizing Perspective on Communicative Constitution, Timothy Kuhn and Nicholas R. Burk
8. Studying Talk-at-Work: An Analysis of the Discursive Processes of Management Coaching Conversations, Florian Schulz and Chris Steyaert
9. Quantum Storytelling: An Ontological Perspective on Process, David M. Boje and Rohny Saylors
Part II: Process Perspectives
10. Narrative and the Construction of Myths in Organizations, Maxim Ganzin, Robert P. Gephart Jr., and Roy Suddaby
11. Temporal Work in Coordination: Co-orienting Around a Fleeting Object of Concern, Katharina Hohmann and Jeanne Mengis
12. Moral Judgements as Organizational Accomplishments: Insights from a Focused Ethnography in the English Healthcare Sector, Emmanouil Gkeredakis, Davide Nicolini, Jacky Swan
13. Between the Saying and the Said: From Self-reflexivity to Other-vulnerability in The Research Process, Kjersti Bjorkeng, Arne Carlsen, and Carl Rhodes

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