Introducing the Fourth Volume of “Perspectives on Process Organization Studies”

François Cooren, Eero Vaara, Ann Langley, Haridimos Tsoukas

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Abstract: Studying language and communication at work implies that
we connect them to the very processes, activities, and practices that
constitute organizations or organizational phenomena. We demonstrate
in this chapter that language and communication at work can
mean many things and that there are a variety of theoretical and
methodological approaches that can be used for such analysis. Four
characteristic features of such studies are highlighted: (1) interest in
the communicative constitution of organization, (2) focus on discursive
or communicative practices, (3) emphasis on temporal aspects and
dynamics, and (4) placing language and communication in its sociomaterial
context. Not all studies can focus on all these aspects, but these
features are central in this nascent stream of research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage and Communication at Work : Discourse, Narrativity and Organizing
EditorsFrançois Coreen, Eero Vaara, Ann Langley, Haridimos Tsoukas
Number of pages17
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-870308-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NamePerspectives on Process Organization Studies


  • 512 Business and Management
  • KOTA2014


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