Sub-theme 24: Organizations as Phenomena of Language Use: Interconnecting Discourse and Communication

Joep P. Cornelissen, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Timothy Kuhn, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Dennis Schoeneborn, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, A-305 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Dennis Schoeneborn
Paul A. Spee, David S. Grant, Richard Hall and Christopher Wright
Language-based approaches getting to grips with 'organization'
Opening & introduction

Discussant: Daniel Geiger
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: New Ventures - Room: A-305 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Joep Cornelissen
Ruben van Werven and Onno Bouwmeester
Resource acquisition by new venture founders: Communicating a legitimate identity
Michael Ehrlich and Annaleena Parhankangas
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all: How blasting the competition affects your chances of raising business angel funding
Jean Clarke and Mark Healey
The language and body language of entrepreneurs: How verbal and non-verbal metaphors are used to persuade investors to fund new ventures
Discussant: Lianne Lefsrud
Parallel Stream B: Multiple Voices - Room: A-153 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Tim Kuhn
David M. Boje and Usha Haley
Language use at McDonald's Corporation: Using narratives and stories to explain global expansion
Hannah Trittin
"Too white, too German, too male" – Reconstructing diversity as polyphony
Gabriele Fassauer
Exploring the moral side of communication as organization: Contributions from Honneth's notion of the "struggle for recognition"
Discussant: Paul A. Spee
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, A-305 – Aalto School of Economics
Routines, Memory & Textuality
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Daniel Geiger and Anja Schröder
Routines as text and conversation: Toward a semantic understanding of organizational routines
Felix Langenmayr
The organizational memory function: A communication-based perspective on organizational memory
Anne Mayère and Consuelo Vásquez
Stiffening and bypassing the organizational text: The case of Electronic Patient Healthcare Records
Discussant: Ursula Plesner
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, A-305 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Joep Cornelissen
Mona Moufahim, Patrick Reedy and Michael Humphreys
Looking between the levels: An analysis of the rhetorical strategies underlying the construction of a collective identity and what it tells us about the politics of organizational identity
Arjan Kozica, Christian Gebhardt, Stephan Kaiser and Gordon Müller-Seitz
Wikipedia's bureaucratic nightmare: Contradictions and consistency in Wikipedia's organizational identity
Oana Albu
Transparency in co-operatives, a daily paradox. A communicative approach to organizational transparency
Discussant: Friederike Schultz
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, A-305 – Aalto School of Economics
Responsibility & Legitimacy
Chair: Dennis Schoeneborn
Friederike Schultz, Itziar Castelló and Mette Morsing
The communicative construction of corporate social responsibility in network societies: A mediation perspective
Lianne M. Lefsrud, Heather Graves and Nelson Phillips
Dirty oil, snake oil: Categorical illegitimacy of Alberta's oil sands
Iina Hellsten
Social avalanches as moments of drastic reorganization
Discussant: Amanda Porter
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, A-305 – Aalto School of Economics
Strategic Communication & Design
Chair: Joep Cornelissen
Mark Aakhus and J. Dwight Anderson
The work of association management as communication design practice: An investigation of managing-as-designing
Ursula Plesner
Innovations in the making and strategic communication: how virtual worlds are brought into being in discursive/material practices
Judith Motion, Shirley Leitch, Sally Davenport and Elizabeth Merlot
Symbolic capital, innovation and productivity: Changing the discourse, communication and meanings
Discussant: Jean Clarke
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, A-305 – Aalto School of Economics
Interorganizational Contexts
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Marlene R. Marchiori and Patrice M. Buzzanell
Communities of interaction: A Brazilian NGO sustainability case study
Amanda J. Porter
A disorganization approach to theorizing the communicative confluence of organizations
Discussant: Arjan Kozica

Final Discussion, moderated by Dennis Schoeneborn