In recent years, we perceive an increasing interest in organizational communication scholarship within management and organization
studies. This development is partly driven by the emergence of a theoretical perspective that focuses on communication as constitutive of organization (often abbreviated to "CCO"; for recent overviews, see Brummans et al., 2014, or Cooren et al., 2011). In line with a relational
epistemology (Cooren, 2012; Robichaud, 2006) and processual ontology (Schoeneborn, 2011), proponents of this view understand
organizations primarily as phenomena that are continuously recreated, sustained and changed through communication (Cooren
et al., 2011; Taylor & Van Every, 2000). This idea is based on the assumption that "communication does not merely express but also creates social realities" (Ashcraft et al., 2009: 4; see also Searle, 1995).
In turn, if organizations are understood first and foremost as communicative phenomena, insights from communication studies
are likely to advance the study of organizations, as well (Putnam et al., 1996). Accordingly, the CCO view has paved the way
for an increasing consideration of insights from communication studies in the neighboring field of organization studies in
recent years (Kuhn, 2012).