Making It Past The First Round: CCO in Textbooks on Organization Theory?

The idea of a constitutive constitution of communication (CCO) has certainly made the round in top-tier journals the past few years. Ashcraft, Kuhn, and Cooren (2009) laid out the bare bones of CCO thinking in the AoM Annals five years ago. Cooren, Kuhn, Cornelissen, and Clark (2011) followed suit with a special issue in Organization Studies. More recently, the CCO perspective made it into the SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication with a chapter by Brummans, Cooren, Robichaud, and Taylor (2013). And just this year the Three Schools of CCO Thinking were discussed in Management Communication Quarterly by Schoeneborn, Blaschke, Cooren, McPhee, Seidl, and Taylor (2014).

The CCO perspective seems reasonably well established in the scholarly literature. But what about textbooks on organizational communication, organization theory, or — even broader — management science? Did the CCO perspective make it past the first round yet? Is there a (chapter in a) textbook out there that introduces (under)graduate students to CCO thinking?

Shout out in the comments or send me an email if you are aware of any of such textbooks. Thanks!

  • Ashcraft, K. L., Kuhn, T. R., & Cooren, F. (2009). Constitutional Amendments: “Materializing” Organizational Communication. Academy of Management Annals, 3(1), 1–64.
  • Brummans, B. H. J. M., Cooren, F., Robichaud, D., & Taylor, J. R. (2013). Approaches to the Communicative Constitution of Organizations. In L. L. Putnam & D. K. Mumby (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication (3rd ed., pp. 173–194). New York, NY: SAGE.
  • Cooren, F., Kuhn, T. R., Cornelissen, J. P., & Clark, T. (2011). Communication, Organizing and Organization: An Overview and Introduction to the Special Issue. Organization Studies, 32(9), 1–22.
  • Schoeneborn, D., Blaschke, S., Cooren, F., McPhee, R. D., Seidl, D., & Taylor, J. R. (2014). The Three Schools of CCO Thinking: Interactive Dialogue and Systematic Comparison. Management Communication Quarterly, 28(2), 285–316.


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