Sub-theme 34: Something to Talk about: Building Bridges to Understand the Power of Words and Vocabularies in Organizing

William Ocasio, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
Eero Vaara, Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
Jeffrey Loewenstein, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, A2
Sub-theme Opening
Chair: Eero Vaara, William Ocasio & Jeffrey Loewenstein
Giulia Cappellaro, Amelia Compagni and Eero Vaara
Organizational identity construction and membership in clandestine organizations: The case of the Italian Mafia
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: [Title: tba] - Room: A2
Chair: Eero Vaara
Marlei Pozzebon, Natalia Aguilar Delgado, Charo Rodriguez and Debora Bobsin
Temporally bracketing discourses: An empirical approach to practice-based studies
Stephan Bohn
Because of security. Dynamic frames, and vocabularies in the debate over the German energy transition (1997–2011)
Daniel Robichaud and Joëlle Basque
Narrativity and temporality in the process of identity construction in organizations
Parallel Stream B: [Title: tba] - Room: C2
Chair: William Ocasio
Hovig Tchalian and Abdulkareem Alsudais
The (staying) power of words: The persistence of social cues in institutional vocabularies, 1975–2004
Steven Kahl
The discourse of markets: The cognitive micro-foundations of competitive product positioning
Aoife Haney and Jeroen Buunk
Talking about renewable energy: How does actor heterogeneity influence an emerging field's vocabulary?
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30
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Parallel Stream A: [Title: tba] - Room: A2
Chair: Eero Vaara
Emilie Canet and Sébastien Damart
A study of a rhetorical mechanism used in management concepts development processes
Ruben van Werven, Onno Bouwmeester and Joep P. Cornelissen
Achieving narrative plausibility and resonance: A study of the micro-level arguments underlying entrepreneurial narratives
Sampo Tukiainen, Niina Erkama and Nelson Phillips
Narrative identity work practices of foreign entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley: Constructing liminality
Shih-Chang Hung, Chuan-Kai Lee and Shu-Chen Chang
Institutional entrepreneurs as charismatic leaders: The role of framing in the rise of China’s mobile e-commerce market
Parallel Stream B: [Title: tba] - Room: C2
Chair: William Ocasio
Erynn Beaton
The one-to-many relationship between local vocabularies & institutional logics
Myung Eun Jeong, Sun Hwa Son and Yong Suk Jang
Evolved categories and specialized vocabularies of local government fund in Korea
Luca Pareschi and Edoardo Mollona
No country for neoliberalism: A topic modeling approach to protean discourses to resist privatizations in Italy
Vitaliano Barberio
Seeking consensus in plural institutional organizations: A discourse and vocabulary integrative perspective on language use and empirical illustration
Parallel Stream C: - Room: B8
Chair: Jeffrey Loewenstein
Jan Goldenstein, Philipp Poschmann, Sebastian G.M. Händschke and Peter Walgenbach
The cultural construction of corporate responsibility: A comparative study across three developed nations
Magnus Hansson, Hanna Gottfridsson and Sandra Raanaes
The boss and daddy’s little girl – A critical discourse analysis of the construction of gender in business media
William Ocasio and Saheli Nath
The construction of quality in health care: The trajectory of a concept from “Three Mile Island” to the “Stars”
Josh Keller and Xiao-xiao Liu
Gained in translation: The meaning of “professionalism” in the US and China
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: [Title: tba] - Room: A2
Chair: Eero Vaara
Luna Ansari
Embracing tensions in corporate sustainability: On discursive strategies
Stefanie Buechner
What’s relevant? Exploring the efficacy of terminological-procedural standards in organizational practices
Mikaela Krohn and Virpi Sorsa
Authoritative text in interaction: A communicative study of superior-subordinate interaction in strategic conversation
Parallel Stream B: [Title: tba] - Room: C2
Chair: William Ocasio
Joshua T. Brown
Unpacking the multidimensionality of institutional logics
Tino Schöllhorn, Dominika Wruk and Achim Oberg
The social construction of management vocabularies: An analysis of data from Wikipedia
Brayden King and Laura Nelson
How we talk about organizations and the discursive configuration of an organizational form
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: [Title: tba] - Room: A2
Chair: Eero Vaara
Pekka Pälli, Eero Vaara and Andrea Whittle
Recontextualizing strategy: Micro-level sensemaking dynamics in strategy conversations
Anna Comacchio and Claudio Biscaro
Metaphors in knowledge production: A material and cognitive cut to language frames
Jarkko Niemi, Mari Holopainen, Hanna Timonen and Stefanie C. Reissner
Situational role transitions in first-time service sales meetings: Insights from institutional talk using conversation analysis
Parallel Stream B: [Title: tba] - Room: C2
Chair: William Ocasio
Esther Leibel
Local institutions, collaboration, and new field formation: The case of Slow Money
Vanessa McDermott and Jan Hayes
Excavating safety: Situated actions and vocabularies of motive in the civil construction sector in Australia
Grace Augustine and Brayden King
Behind the scenes: A backstage look at field formation within sustainability in higher education
Parallel Stream C: [Title: tba] - Room: B8
Chair: Jeffrey Loewenstein
Erica Chen and Josh Keller
The breadth and depth of entrepreneurs’ knowledge of the word “compete” in institutionally and culturally pluralistic environments
Joseph Lampel, Daniel Ronen and Aneesh Banerjee
Category reshaping in the Single Malt Scotch Whisky industry
José Luis Alvarez and Silviya Svejenova
Vocabularies and discourses: the construction of new chief officer roles
Julie Mayer
Let's (not) talk about risk: The competitive nature of risk vocabulary
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: [Title: tba] - Room: A2
Chair: Eero Vaara
Carmen Daniela Maier and Silvia Ravazzani
The legitimating power of a multi-vocal digital dialogue in framing the organizational discourse
Tobias M. Scholz
Language as means of dynamizing organizations
Rebecca Piekkari and Jo Angouri
Organising multilingually: The dynamics of language use in the multilingual organisation
Guro R. Sanden
Limits of language? Stylistic, linguistic and modal convergence in HQ – Blue-collar communication
Parallel Stream B: [Title: tba] - Room: C2
Chair: William Ocasio
Helen Etchanchu and Derek J. Harmon
Rules of engagement: A dialogical model of legitimation crises and the French shale gas debate
Sean Buchanan, Madeline Toubiana, Suhaib Riaz and Michael Lounsbury
The dynamics of rhetoric in disrupted organization fields: Consumer debt, the global financial crisis, and mainstream media
Klaus Weber, Anna Tyllström and Roy Suddaby
Trading in politics: Rhetorical strategies of sacralizing corporate public relations
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, A2
Sub-theme Closing
Chair: Eero Vaara & William Ocasio
Panel discussion with reflections and suggestions. Panelists include Jo Angouri, Steve Kahl, Rebecca Piekkari, and Jeff Loewenstein.