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Expertise, communication, and organizing

Contributor(s): Treem, Jeffrey W [Editor] | Leonardi, Paul M [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford Oxford Univesity Press 2016Description: xix, 284 p.ISBN: 9780198739234.Subject(s): Expertise | Evaluation of Workers | Organizational BehaviorDDC classification: 153.9 Summary: Expertise is an intriguing construct. Though it is highly desired, it is commonly characterized by exclusivity or being something esoteric making it both seemingly difficult to acquire and understand. This opaqueness surrounding the nature of expertise in organizational contexts is coupled with greater demands for specialized work and employees' increased reliance on communication technologies to complete tasks - trends that further complicate the evaluation of workers' knowledge and abilities. This volume draws upon original works, from scholars of diverse backgrounds, to explore how recent changes in the structure of organizational life have altered the nature of expertise. Specifically, this book aims to challenge the perspective that organizational expertise exists to be recognized and utilized, and offers an alternative lens that views expertise as emergent and constituted in communication among organizing actors. Examining the intersection of communication and expertise, within and across different contexts of organizing, offers new insights into the discursive, material, and structural influences that contribute to an understanding of expertise. This book offers a comprehensive view of organizational expertise by presenting theoretical frameworks for the study of expertise, providing reviews of how the study of expertise has evolved, applying perspectives on expertise to different domains of organizational practice, and presenting new directions for the study of the intersection of expertise, communication, and organizing. The result is a treatment that considers expertise in diverse forms and across a variety of contexts of organizing, and in doing so provides valuable content to researchers from multiple disciplinary backgrounds. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/expertise-communication-and-organizing-9780198739234?q=Expertise%2C%20communication%2C%20and%20organizing&lang=en&cc=in#
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Table of Contents:

1: What is Expertise? Who is an Expert? Some Definitive Answers

Part 1: Frameworks for the Study of Expertise and Organizing
2: Expertise as a Practical Accomplishment Among Objects and Values
3: Technical, Arcane, Interpersonal, and Embodied Expertise
4: Three Dimensions of Expertise

Part 2: Reviewing Dimensions of Expertise in Organizational Contexts
5: The Impact of Communication Behaviors on Expertise Recognition in Intercultural Collaboration
6: Expertise Finding
7: Judging the (In)Competence of Coworkers: Impression Formation and Early Work Experiences

Part 3: 3: Expertise as Communicated Within Professional Contexts
8: Expertise in Context: Interaction in the Doctors' Room of an Emergency Department
9: Learning Expertise in Engineering Design Work: Creating Space for Experts to Make Mistakes
10: Communication Expertise as Organizational Practice: Competing Ideas About Communication in the Market for Solutions

Part 4: New Directions for the Study of Expertise, Communication, and Organizing
11: Explaining the (De)Valuation of Process Experts in Contemporary Organizations
12: Managing Dispersed and Dynamic Expertise in Fluid Organizational Forms
13: Conceptualizing Multilevel Expertise

Expertise is an intriguing construct. Though it is highly desired, it is commonly characterized by exclusivity or being something esoteric making it both seemingly difficult to acquire and understand. This opaqueness surrounding the nature of expertise in organizational contexts is coupled with greater demands for specialized work and employees' increased reliance on communication technologies to complete tasks - trends that further complicate the evaluation of workers' knowledge and abilities.

This volume draws upon original works, from scholars of diverse backgrounds, to explore how recent changes in the structure of organizational life have altered the nature of expertise. Specifically, this book aims to challenge the perspective that organizational expertise exists to be recognized and utilized, and offers an alternative lens that views expertise as emergent and constituted in communication among organizing actors.

Examining the intersection of communication and expertise, within and across different contexts of organizing, offers new insights into the discursive, material, and structural influences that contribute to an understanding of expertise. This book offers a comprehensive view of organizational expertise by presenting theoretical frameworks for the study of expertise, providing reviews of how the study of expertise has evolved, applying perspectives on expertise to different domains of organizational practice, and presenting new directions for the study of the intersection of expertise, communication, and organizing. The result is a treatment that considers expertise in diverse forms and across a variety of contexts of organizing, and in doing so provides valuable content to researchers from multiple disciplinary backgrounds.

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