When Organization Fails – New book by Taylor and Van Every on authority

Jim Taylor and Elizabeth Van Every’s last book “When Organization Fails. Why Authority Matters” has just been published by Routledge. Analyzing two case studies of organizational failure, the authors explore the “pathologies of authority”. As in there previous books (The Emergent Organization, 2000; The Situated Organization, 2010), this book is based in a pragmatic of communication and proposes a rich theoretical framework to study the role of authority in the constitution of organization; the main premise of the book being that authority, which is (re)negotiated in communication, is the foundation of organization!

Great summer reading for those interested in CCO and more broadly in authority.

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