Language and communication at work: discourse, narrativity and organizing - Oxford Oxford University Press 2015 - xx, 353 p. - Perspectives on Process Organization Studies .

Table of Content:

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
2: Impersonating the Organization: Reflections on the Communicative Constitution of Organization
3: Analyzing Interaction in Meetings: Perspectives from Critical Discourse Studies and the Discourse-Historical Approach
4: Power, Politics and Organizational Communication: An Ethnomethodological Perspective
5: From Speech Acts to Act Speeches: Collective activity, a discursive process speaking the language of habits.
6: Time, Space, and Calculation in Discursive Practices: Insights from the Crow s Flight Chronotope of the Darwin Expedition
7: Spatial Design as Sociomaterial Practice: A (Dis)Organizing Perspective on Communicative Constitution
8: Studying Talk-at-Work: An Analysis of the Discursive Processes of Management Coaching Conversations
9: Quantum Storytelling: An Ontological Perspective on Process
Part II: Process Perspectives
10: Narrative and the Construction of Myths in Organizations
11: Temporal Work in Coordination: Co-orienting Around a Fleeting Object of Concern
12: Moral Judgements as Organizational Accomplishments: Insights from a Focused Ethnography in the English Healthcare Sector
13: Between the Saying and the Said: From Self-reflexivity to Other-vulnerability in The Research Process

With the growing influence of discursive and narrative perspectives on organizing, organizational scholars are focusing increasing attention on the constitutive role that language and communication play in organizational processes. This view conceptualizes language and communication as bringing organization into being in every instant and is therefore inherently sympathetic to a process perspective. However, our understanding of the role of language in unfolding organizational processes and as a part of organizational action is still limited. This volume brings together empirical and/or conceptual contributions from leading scholars in organization and communication to develop understanding of language and communication as constitutive of work, and also analyze how language and communication actually work to achieve influence in the context of organizations.
It aims to elucidate the role language, communication, and narrativity play as part of strategic and institutional work in and around organizational phenomena. In keeping with the preceding volumes in the Perspectives on Process Organization Studies series, this collection demonstrates why we need to start thinking processually and offers a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to studying these 'works in process' that we call organizations, companies, businesses, institutions, communities, associations, or NGOs.


Business communication
Communication in organizations
Language in the workplace
Organizational behavior

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