Impressions from the EGOS 2013 CCO sub-theme

This year’s European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium in Montréal/Canada featured a sub-theme devoted to the “Communicative Constitution of Organizations” (CCO). Sub-theme convenors Francois Cooren (U de Montréal), Tim Kuhn (U of Colorado at Boulder), and Dennis Schoeneborn (U of Zurich) were delighted to see so many promising and intriguing papers that all deal (in one way or another) with the CCO perspective. The sub-theme started off with an inofficial preconference workshop on “CCO & methods”, organized by Consuelo Vasquez (UQAM) and Steffen Blaschke (U of Hamburg), that resulted in intense discussions and helfpul feedback to early-stage research. The EGOS sub-theme itself was characterized by a great variety of paper presentations, fruitful discussions and feeback, as well as a lot of fun. The pictures below show, for instance, one of the entertainment highlights of the sub-theme: Maxim Ganzin (U of Alberta) and his charming assistant Amanda Porter (VU Amsterdam) spinning the “wheel of fortune”, as part of Maxim’s paper presentation on the role of myths in the communicative constitution of organizations. We are very much looking forward to continuing the conversations at EGOS 2015 in Tallinn/Estonia at the very latest!

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2 Comments on “Impressions from the EGOS 2013 CCO sub-theme”

  1. Thanks for the update Dennis…sounds like a great panel. Are there any notes, materials, or other deliverables from the meeting that you could post? This seems like an important event in the development of CCO thinking and it would be nice to have access to the materials that were presented…and a more complete sense of the discussions that took place. Anything else you can add is greatly appreciated…wish I could have been there!

  2. Steffen says:

    We’ll post some of the material we used in our pre-conference workshop later this week. Be sure to watch out for a very special video on questions of CCO thinking, too.


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