Organizational Discourse - Communication and Constitution -

Organizational Discourse - Communication and Constitution



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How can we study organizations from a discursive perspective? What are the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of each perspective on organizational discourse? To what extent do discourse and communication constitute the organizational world? This accessible book addresses these questions by showing how classical organizational themes, objects and questions can be illuminated from various discursive perspectives. Six approaches are presented and explained: semiotics, rhetoric, speech act theory, conversation analysis/ethnomethodology, narrative analysis, and critical discourse analysis. These six perspectives are then mobilized throughout the book to study coordination and organizing, organizational culture and identity, as well as negotiation, decision making and conflicts in the context of meetings. The unifying thread of this volume is the communicative constitutive approach (CCO) to organizations, as implicitly or explicitly advocated by the great majority of organizational discourse analysts and theorists today. Throughout Organizational Discourse, this theme will help readers distinguish between discursive perspectives and other approaches to organizational life, and to understand how discourse matters in organizations.

Product code: 9780745654225

ISBN 9780745654225
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H209xW148xS13
Publisher Polity Press
No. Of Pages 224
On Sale Date 14/11/2014
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.