New CCO article by Tim Kuhn in Management Communication QuarterlyPosted: November 30, 2012
Last year at the 3rd OaC network meeting in Berlin, Tim Kuhn (U of Colorado at Boulder) presented an exciting paper which addressed the important question: “What if organization studies took communication seriously?” Meanwhile, a further developed version of his paper got published in the “Thought Leadership Series” at Management Communication Quarterly – see here! I can highly recommend the paper to everybody interested in the intersection of organization and communication studies. In particular, Tim shows how the CCO perspective can fruitfully add to existing theories in organization studies (e.g., the knowledge-based theory of the firm, stakeholder theory, or decisional theories) by dissolving the micro-macro-divide. At the same time, he spans the boundary across various strands of CCO thinking (incl. the work of the Montreal School, McPhee and colleagues, as well as the followers of Luhmann, a.k.a. “The Luhmaniacs”), thus facilitating a further integration of the CCO view.