Sub-theme 53: Discourse, Organizations and Society: The Constitutive and Performative Role of Language

Andrea Whittle, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Eero Vaara, Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Frank Mueller, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, UEBS - LT 1B
Discourse in Sensemaking and Collective Action
Chair: Andrea Whittle
Sai Kalvapalle and Joep P. Cornelissen
Sensemaking as inference-making: A relevance theory perspective on discourse as the basis for organized action
Adam Saifer and M. Tina Dacin
Social change imaginaries: Hybridity and the politics of organizing for social good
Nyla Obaid and Matthias Kipping
Occupational sensemaking through borrowed discourses: The case of IT “consultants” in India
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Discourses of Social Responsibility - Room: UEBS - LT 1B
Chair: Frank Mueller
Kerrie Howard
Organizational CSR: The discursive backroom, a case study
Aurélien Feix
From reflective to constitutive greenwashing: Towards an extended critique of CSR communication
Susan Ainsworth, Lily James, Vanessa Pouthier and Joeri Mol
Ending 'Paris Thin'? A multi-modal study of constructions of the fashion industry's responsibility for anorexia among models, girls and young women in the (French) media (1999–2018)
Parallel Stream B: Discourses in and of the Finance Industry - Room: UEBS - LT 2
Chair: Andrea Whittle
Hélène Rainelli-Weiss
What you understand well, you enunciate clearly: Definition processes and complexity in financial regulation
Sanne Frandsen and Marita Svane
Trust, identity, and ethics in the financial sector. Using storytelling and metaphors to understand sensemaking and temporality of trust crisis
Joost Luyckx and Frédéric Dufays
Reconsidering the legitimacy of new social ventures. The importance of delegitimizing frames of established actors in a stigmatized organizational field
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Strategy Discourse - Room: UEBS - LT 1B
Chair: Frank Mueller
Visa Penttilä
Communicative practices in business ethics – a case study of self-writing in strategy texts
Marius Andersson
Cognition, logics, and practice: A note on the promise of a discursive perspective on strategic renewal
Tatiana Dia and Laure Cabantous
Strategy tools as metaphors: How strategy toolsframe strategy formulation
Parallel Stream B: Framing Controversies and Corporate Wrongdoing - Room: UEBS - LT 2
Chair: Andrea Whittle
Elen Riot
Blasting the blast furnaces. A reading of twelve years of the battle of steel in the media
Vaviolahti Kaisa
The social welfare and healthcare reform and strategy discourses: Private healthcare service providers’ influence pursuits through media
Gerlinde Mautner
Corporate wrongdoing and the discursive construction of agency
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
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Parallel Stream A: Discourse and Management Practices - Room: UEBS - LT 1B
Chair: Frank Mueller
Anna Linda Musacchio Adorisio, Emre Tarim and Asgeir Torfason
Framing numbers: Accounting as discourse
Oluremi B. Remi Ayoko, Neal M. Ashkanasy and Lisa Kelly
The rhetoric, reality and legitimacy of Open Plan Office: A discourse analysis
Diane Bombart
Emotionality and identity work in the translation of managerial concepts: The case of results-based management in the French Development Agency
Parallel Stream B: Discourse and Institutions - Room: UEBS - LT 2
Chair: Andrea Whittle
Amal Kumar and Monica C. Higgins
Toward a framework for defensive institutional work: Public university communications during exogenous institutional disruptions
Andrea Herepath
Memento mori: Discursive enactment of field-level institutional repair work through the legitimation of child safeguarding practices in serious case reviews
Kyoungmi Kim and Jo Angouri
Negotiating institutional rules and decisions in a problem-solving meeting in a multinational company: A discursive perspective
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
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Parallel Stream A: Discourse and Legitimacy - Room: UEBS - LT 1B
Chair: Frank Mueller
François Goxe and Michaël Viegas Pires
A historical perspective on the discursive legitimization of multinationals: The case of the Banque d'Indochine at the turn of the 20th century
Yves Marien and Amit Mitra
Legitimacy and emotions in crowdfunding campaign pitches
Parallel Stream B: Discourse, Politics and Ideology - Room: UEBS - LT 2
Chair: Andrea Whittle
Yaëlle Amsallem and Aurélien Acquier
Capturing the Power of Texts: the Role of Field-Configuring Products in The Elaboration and Diffusion of Ideas
Edoardo Mollona, Luca Pareschi, Vitaliano Barberio and Ines Kuric
The discursive building of European identity through cohesion policy
Kirsten J. Broadfoot and Debashish Munshi
Killing us softly? Buzzwords and the discursive sugarcoating of structural inequities in neoliberal organizations
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
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Parallel Stream A: Discourse and Delegitimation - Room: UEBS - LT 1B
Chair: Frank Mueller
Marcelo S. Pagliarussi
Playing the victim: A tale of organizational corruption in a state-owned enterprise
Jocelyn M. Leitzinger, Chad Navis, Greg Fisher and Theodore Waldron
Strategic storytelling: How industry practices are purposefully delegitimated
François Maon and Kenneth De Roeck
Framing undue domination: Outsider-driven corporate delegitimation efforts and the Occupy Wall Street movement
Parallel Stream B: Discourses of Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Room: UEBS - LT 2
Chair: Andrea Whittle
Natasha Bobyreff and Natalia Nikolova
“How are their voices heard?” Framing community voices in social entrepreneurial projects
Rachid Jabbouri, Dirk Schneckenberg and Yann Truong
'This is a bit scary': Transgressive narratives of entrepreneurial failure in a cooperative R&D project
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30
Discourse(s) in and of Organizations
 A: Discourse(s) in and of Organizations - Room: UEBS - LT 1B
Chair: Frank Mueller
Fabio Prado Saldanha
The narrative work of The Agency
Silvia Cinque and Daniel Nyberg
Theatre, the actor and their political role: A study on critical performativity
Mohammed Cheded
Tensions and conflict in sustaining a category membership: Studying selfhood as spatio-temporal and moral locations
 B: Discourses of Management - Room: UEBS - LT 2
Chair: Andrea Whittle
Irene Pollach, Carmen Daniela Maier and Silvia Ravazzani
Organizational guilt management as a discursive practice
Janine Göttling
The emergence of relationship marketing – A discourse analysis based on elements of rhetoric
Yasmeen Makarem, Fida Afiouni and Beverly Metcalfe
Questioning the masculinist logic of talent management theorizing through a feminist poststructuralist approach