Karl E. Weick applies communication-centered lens in forthcoming AMR piece

Karl E. Weick

In his recent review of Kirsten Grind’s book “The Lost Bank” (forthcoming in the Academy of Management Review), organization theory mastermind Karl E. Weick draws on Taylor and Van Every’s (2000) notion of conversations and texts as being constitutive of organization (i.e. forming an organization’s “site” and “surface”). Without using the “communication as constitutive of organizations” (CCO) label explicitly, Weick provides an exciting example of how a communication-centered lens can be used to interpret cases of organizational failure and crises (in this case, the decline of th e Washington Mutual bank). A thoughtful and thrilling piece – enjoy reading it!

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