Sub-theme 42: The Communicative Constitution of Organizations: Organizations as Precarious Accomplishments

Convenors:
Dennis Schoeneborn, University of Zurich, Switzerland
François Cooren, Université de Montréal, Canada
Timothy Kuhn, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, CSC, 1st floor, Green Section, CPA du Québec
Inter-Organizational Settings
Chair: Dennis Schoeneborn
Daniel Robichaud, Chantal Benoît-Barné and Valérie Boudreau
Organizing for road safety: A case study in the communicative achievement of collaborative governance
Amanda J. Porter
Authoritative texts as boundary devices: The case of the climate change debate in the Netherlands
Discussant(s): Gail Fairhurst
Plus sub-theme introduction
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Multiple Levels & Meetings - Room: CSC, 1st floor, Blue Section, Cogeco
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Fabian W. Hattke
Universities as networks of communication episodes – The composition of membership, structure, activity, and organizational boundary as multi-level phenomenon
Christoph Haug
Consensus decision-making in meetings as an interactive accomplishment: Silence without silencing?
Martin Duffy and Brendan O'Rourke
Systemic contribution of organizational meetings to enhanced collective mind[ing]
Discussant(s): Michael Etter
Parallel Stream B: Emergence & Entrepreneurship - Room: CSC, 1st floor, Green Section, CPA du Québec
Chair: Dennis Schoeneborn
Cristian Ziliberberg and Klaus Weber
Talking out an organization: Communication creating organizations
David Novak
Material agency: A critical look at the communicative construction of boundary-spanning democracy
Steffen Blaschke
Failure to organize: The incoherence of communication in J.J. Abrams' LOST
Discussant(s): Alex Wright
Session III: Thursday, July 04, 16:00 to 17:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Identity Construction - Room: CSC, 1st floor, Blue Section, Cogeco
Chair: François Cooren
Anne Marie Lohuis and Mark van Vuuren
The substance of a team: Identity construction through the reminiscence of a team's history
Salla-Maaria Laaksonen and Merja Porttikivi
Entries as boundary objects: Collaborative constitution of Finnish corporations in Wikipedia
Ella Lillqvist
"Nerdfighters, don't forget to be awesome!" Forming an organization through identity construction on YouTube
Discussant(s): Steffen Blaschke
Parallel Stream B: Authority & Property - Room: CSC, 1st floor, Green Section, CPA du Québec
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Nicolas Bencherki
The conversational performance of property: Or, how organizations act
William Barley
Acknowledging specialized work: A coalitional approach to collaboration
Emmanuel Wathelet
Leading authorities and emerging authorship in network organizations: The case of Wikipedia
Discussant(s): Consuelo Vasquez
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, CSC, 1st floor, Green Section, CPA du Québec
Special Feature: Three Schools of CCO Thinking
Chair: François Cooren
Mathew L. Sheep, Gail Fairhurst, Elaine Hollensbe and Glen Kreiner
Observing autopoiesis: A categorization approach to CCO in the Episcopal Church
Robert McPhee and Heather E. Canary
Distanciation and organizational constitution
Consuelo Vásquez and James Taylor
Imbricated space-times: Storying the we through the here and now, the then and there
Discussant(s): Linda Putnam
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Memory & Routines - Room: CSC, 1st floor, Blue Section, Cogeco
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Alex Wright
Organizational routines as communicative constitutions: A reanalysis of Hindmarsh and Pilnick
Felix Langenmayr
A communication-centered perspective on memory and control in organizations: A field study
Jody Jahn
Communicating for high reliability: How wildland firefighting workgroups employ safety knowledge
Discussant(s): Nicolas Bencherki
Parallel Stream B: Crisis Communication & Social Media - Room: CSC, 1st floor, Green Section, CPA du Québec
Chair: Dennis Schoeneborn
Oana Albu and Michael Etter
Organizational identity and new media technologies: The performative effects of the #Hashtag
Finn Frandsen, Winni Johansen, Anne Kankaanranta and Leena Louhiala-Salminen
Endings and beginnings of an airline company: Change and crisis communication constituting organizations
Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich
How to weather for a “shitstorm”: Corporate social media communication from a constitutive perspective
Discussant(s): Klaus Weber
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Strategic Communication & Change - Room: CSC, 1st floor, Blue Section, Cogeco
Chair: François Cooren
Nicolas Arnaud, Colleen Mills and Céline Legrand
Liberation through narrativity: A case of organization reconstruction through strategic storytelling
Stephanie Fox
Interprofessional practice as knowing together and its communicative constitution
Minna Mars Logemann
Making sense of strategy: Strategic change constituted in a managerial narrative
Discussant(s): Mark van Vuuren
Parallel Stream B: Myths & Legitimacy - Room: CSC, 1st floor, Green Section, CPA du Québec
Chair: Dennis Schoeneborn
Laura Illia, Stefania Romenti, Grazia Murtarelli, Belen Rodriguez Canovas and Craig Carroll
Exploring a communicative constituted dialogue in corporate social responsibility
Anna Morgan-Thomas and A. Rebecca Reuber
Communication practices and value coalescence on the websites of organizations trading human tissue
Max Ganzin and Roy Suddaby
Organizational myths as a type of communication that constitutes organizations
Discussant(s): Amanda Porter
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, CSC, 1st floor, Green Section, CPA du Québec
Conclusion & Outlook
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Panel discussion with special guest Linda Putnam and others

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WELCOME COCKTAIL
The Department of Communication and the Research Group on Language Organization and Governance (LOG) of the Université de Montréal invite the sub-theme 42 participants to a welcome cocktail. This social event will also mark the release of its new collection of essays, "Organizing and Organization. Materiality, Agency and Discourse". The cocktail will be served in the Atrium of the Côte-Ste-Catherine Building on Thursday, July 4, 18:00–19:30.