Happy launch of new EGOS Standing Working Group “Organization as Communication”Posted: July 9, 2015
The European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium in Athens/Greece (July 1-4, 2015) featured the launch of the new Standing Working Group “Organization as Communication” (OaC). The launch involved a number of activities:
- The pre-colloquium Paper Development Workshop (PDW) Investigating the Constitutive Role of Communication for Organization and Organizing on July 1 (organized by Michael Etter, Nicolas Bencherki, and Consuelo Vasquez) brought together junior scholars with more experienced scholars for vivid conversations on how to further advance their resecarch projects and papers (more info on the PDW plus a video of the panel debate involving Linda Putnam, Cliff Oswick, and Dan Kärreman will follow in this blog soon…).
- The sub-theme Organization as Communication: The Performative Power of Talk from July 2-4 (organized by François Cooren, Lars Thøger Christensen, and Dennis Schoeneborn) included a rich set of 36 papers and fruitful debates in the various sessions. As a special feature, Martin Brigham and Donncha Kavanagh used the final paper session for facilitating special meeting format that allowed participants to reflect on the “Sense of the Sub-Theme”. Their meeting minutes offer a nice summary of the sub-theme – you can download them here.
Next year’s EGOS Colloquium in Naples/Italy (July 6-9, 2016) will again include a PDW and a sub-theme organized by the Standing Working Group “Organization as Communication” (the Call for Papers will follow in the fall 2015). We hope to see many of you there (again)!