Sub-theme 16: (SWG) Organization as Communication: (Dis)organizing through Texts, Artifacts and Other Materialities

Timothy Kuhn, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Paul Leonardi, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
Consuelo Vásquez, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, Laboratorio de Informatica
Introduction and Foundations
Chair: Consuelo Vasquez
Janet Fulk and Connie Yuan
A historical and ensemble view of theories of the material-social interplay in organizational communication
Alaric Bourgoin and Nicolas Bencherki
The (dis)ordering properties of property: The possessive lens to organizing
Steffen Blaschke and Lisa Koch
The communicative constitution of agency in public administration: The case of refugee housing
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, Laboratorio de Informatica
(Dis)organizing through Materialities: Objects, Artefacts, Animals
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Stephanie Hamel, Larry D. Browning and Katharina Stein
Making sense of how kairotic time matters: On the relativity of materiality as revealed through dis(organization) in the Valley Fire Crisis
Attila Bruni
Materialities of communication: On the mutual relationship between objects, communicative practices, and organizing
Casey Pierce, Samantha R. Meyer, Paul Leonardi and Diane Bailey
Lost in object translation: Coordination in distributed auto engineering and graphic design work
Nick Llewellyn
Positioning animals in the veterinary clinic: Constituting materials that move, act and bite!
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, Laboratorio de Informatica
(Dis-)Organizing through Texts and Textualizing Practices
Chair: Consuelo Vasquez
Alex Wright, Paul Hibbert, Timothy Kuhn and Snejina Michailova
MBA as authoritative text: Management learning and education as constituted in and through communication
Daniel Bartl and Simon Grand
Materializing 'management innovation': The performativity of textualizing practices
Anindita Banerjee and Brian Bloomfield
Disorganising through texts: The case of A.K. Rice’s account of sociotechnical systems theory
Elena Tavella
(Dis)organizing through imbrications of human and material agencies: The case of fighting and surviving a battle
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, Laboratorio de Informatica
(Dis-)Organizing and Digital/Social Media
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Oana Brindusa Albu and Michael Etter
Social media mashups: Constituting and disrupting modes of organizing
Peter Winkler and Jens Seiffert-Brockmann
Organizing from disorder – Online memes as subversive style
Jana Kollat and Theo Araujo
Extending organizational sensemaking: The constitutive power of Twitter
Mark van Vuuren and Kyra Schoemaker
(Dis)organizing dynamics between technologies and the occupation of online marketing specialist
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, Laboratorio de Informatica
(Dis-)Organizing and Space
Chair: Consuelo Vasquez
Kathleen A. Stephenson, Joep P. Cornelissen and Svetlana N. Khapova
Becoming paperless professors: Constituting professional identities collectively in new work environments
Marc Krautzberger and Thomas Schumacher
The paradox of employee’s individuality: How top management turns an organizational paradox into trans-organizational complementarity
Anu Sivunen and Linda L. Putnam
Tensions in a flexible workspace: Negotiating the dialectics of materiality in constituting organization
Lieke Oldenhof and Roland Bal
The building as a socio-material compromise: Valuations, critique and justifications of a multi-functional centre
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, Laboratorio de Informatica
(Dis-)Organizing, Decision-making, and Governance
Chair: Consuelo Vasquez
Justine Grønbæk Pors and Niels Akerstrøm Andersen
On the history of the form of administrative decisions: How decisions begin to desire uncertainty
Chantal Benoît-Barné and Daniel Robichaud
Decision by consensus and the communicative achievement of collaborative governance
Lars Thøger Christensen, Mette Morsing and Ole Thyssen
Talk and action: Probing the ideal of consistency between CSR talk and CSR practices
Colleen Mills and Nicolas Arnaud
Liberating frontline workers: Revealing the discursive consequences and dilemmas of reorganizing
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, Laboratorio de Informatica
- Round Table -
Chair: Tim Kuhn
Panelists: Viviane Sergi (ESG-UQAM), Peter Monge (USC) and Dennis Schoeneborn (CBS)