Organization as Communication is the weblog of a network of scholars promoting the communicative constitution of organization (often abbreviated as CCO; Ashcraft, Kuhn, & Cooren; Nicotera & Putnam, 2009; Cooren et al., 2012). The network was originally formed in late 2010 with the help of a grant by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

The OaC network comprises of the following members from universities in the German-speaking countries: Steffen Blaschke (University of Hamburg), Gabriele Faßauer (Technical University Dresden), Daniel Geiger (Technical University Kaiserslautern), Jochen Koch (Viadrina University Frankfurt/Oder), Guido Möllering (Jacobs University Bremen), Gordon Müller-Seitz (Free University Berlin), Swaran Sandhu (Stuttgart Media University), Simone Schiller-Merkens (University of Mannheim), Dennis Schoeneborn (University of Zurich), David Seidl (University of Zurich), Jost Sieweke (University of Düsseldorf), and Stefan Wehmeier (University of Salzburg).

In order to further internationalize the OaC network’s activities, we broadened the range of contributors to our weblog in September 2012 by involving fellow colleagues from other countries in Europe and North America.

You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook @orgcomorg. Use #OaC or #CCO to get in touch.

You can also meet us in person at the annual conferences of the Academy of Management (AoM), European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), or International Communication Association (ICA).


  • Ashcraft, K. L., Kuhn, T. R., & Cooren, F. (2009). Constitutional Amendments: “Materializing” Organizational Communication. Academy of Management Annals, 3(1), 1–64.
  • 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.
  • Putnam, L. L., & Nicotera, A. M. (Eds.). (2009). Building Theories of Organization: The Constitutive Role of Communication. New York, NY: Routledge.