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Language and Communication at Work: Discourse, Narrativity, and Organizing

François Cooren, Eero Vaara, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas


This volume originates from the Fourth International Symposium on Process Organization held in Kos in June 2012. For this event, conceptual and/or empirical submissions were sought that would examine language and communication at work. With the metaphor work, the aim was to inspire scholars to examine language and communication as an inherent part of ongoing organizational processes at various levels of analysis. It was hoped that scholars would be encouraged to not only explore the question of language and communication as constitutive of work, but also analyze how language and communication ... More

Keywords: discourse, organizational communication, narrativity, organizing, process metaphysics

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198703082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François Cooren, editor
Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication, Université de Montréal, Canada

Eero Vaara, editor
Professor of Management and Organization, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Ann Langley, editor
Professor of Management, HEC Montréal

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1 Language and Communication at Work

François Cooren, Eero Vaara, Ann Langley, Haridimos Tsoukas

4 Power, Politics, and Organizational Communication

Andrea Whittle, William Housley, Alan Gilchrist, Frank Mueller, Peter Lenney

6 Time, Space, and Calculation in Discursive Practices

Geneviève Musca, Linda Rouleau, Bertrand Fauré

7 Spatial Design as Sociomaterial Practice

Timothy Kuhn and Nicholas R. Burk

8 Studying Talk-at-Work

Florian Schulz and Chris Steyaert

9 Quantum Storytelling

David M. Boje and Rohny Saylors

10 Narrative and the Construction of Myths in Organizations

Maxim Ganzin, Robert P. Gephart Jr., and Roy Suddaby

11 Temporal Work in Coordination

Jeanne Mengis and Katharina Hohmann

12 Moral Judgments as Organizational Accomplishments

Emmanouil Gkeredakis, Davide Nicolini, Jacky Swan

13 Between the Saying and the Said

Kjersti Bjørkeng, Arne Carlsen, Carl Rhodes

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