CfP: Organizing: a Matter of Language, Discourse or Communication?

Orgheads with a inclination towards French organizational communication head over to the recently published CfP of the Journal Science de la Société. Its planned special issue deals with “Organizing: a Matter of Language, Discourse or Communication?” and is edited by Bertrand Faure, Daniel Robichaud and Jean-Lois Darreon.

“SdS calls for manuscripts that address fundamental questions like these through theoretical/conceptual essays and/or empirical studies. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Epistemological and ontological foundations of so-called “constitutive” approaches to communication, discourse, and organization;
  • Theoretical approaches and propositions dealing with the constitutive role of discourse and communication (through performativity, narrative construction, transformative texts, etc.);
  • Methodological approaches for the empirical analysis of discursive materials and interactions that allow us to investigate their organizing properties;
  • The contribution of such approaches to our understanding of managerial issues, such as organizational learning, knowledge management, change, leadership, globalization, strategy, or inter-organizational collaboration, among others.”

Sounds rather fitting for the CCO and OaC community! You’ll have until December 1st 2011 to hand in your 8,000 words paper in English or French.

Berlin Meeting

Organization as Communication is coming to the FU Berlin. Gordon Müller-Seitz is gonna host us for the next two days with keynotes by Tim Kuhn (U of Colorado) and Georg Schreyögg (FU Berlin). We’ll make #oac the official hashtag, so look out for tweets on presentations by members of the network. We’ll even record some of the presentations, so the rest of the world can join us later on. See y’all in Berlin!