This Handbook offers state of the art scholarship on the perspective known as the Communicative Constitution of Organization (CCO). Offering a unique outlook on how communication accounts for the emergence, change, and continuity of organizations and organizing practices, this Handbook systematically exposes the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of CCO, displays its empirical diversity, and articulates its future trajectory.

Placing communication firmly at the centre of the organizational equation, an international team of expert authors covers:

  • The key theoretical inspirations and the main themes of the field
  • The debates that animate the CCO community
  • CCO’s methodological approaches
  • How CCO handles classic management themes
  • Practical applications

Offering a central statement of CCO’s contributions to the fields of organization studies, communication, and management, this Handbook will be of interest to organization studies and communication scholars, faculty, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as anyone associated with CCO theorizing seeking a comprehensive overview of the theoretical, methodological, and practical tenets of this growing area.

Chapter 5 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003224914-7/communicative-constitution-worlda-luhmannian-view-communication-organizations-society-michael-grothe-hammer?context=ubx&refId=6fe411e1-fbed-41c9-8d95-03ca74450c1d

part I|170 pages

Theoretical Discussions

chapter 9|17 pages

The Communicative Constitution of Epistemic and Deontic Authority

Epistemological Implications of a Second-Order Construct

chapter 11|15 pages

Queering CCO Scholarship

Examining Communication as Constitutive of (Hetero)normative Organizations and Organizing

part II|31 pages

Opening Up CCO's Methodological Approaches

chapter 13|13 pages

Acting in the Name of Others

How to Unpack Ventriloquations

chapter 15|17 pages

Archives in CCO Research

A Relational View

part III|154 pages

How CCO Handles Classic Management Themes

chapter 17|14 pages

Authority According to CCO

Recursivity, Emergence, and Durability

chapter 21|15 pages

Strategic Management and CCO

A Generative Nexus

chapter 23|14 pages

The Blue Marble Effect

Globalization, Visibility and Lenticulation

chapter 24|13 pages

Voices, Bodies and Organization

Bridging CCO Scholarship and Diversity Research

chapter 26|12 pages

Digital Media

From Tools to Agents Making a Difference

part IV|102 pages

What Difference Does CCO Make for Practice?

chapter 28|16 pages

CCO and the Academic-Professional Gap

Combining Rigor and Relevance in Organizational Communication

chapter 29|13 pages

Where Are the Organizations?

Accounting for the Fluidity and Ambiguity of Organizing in the Arts

chapter 31|16 pages

Constituting the Blue-Collar Organization

How Social and Material Dimensions Are Discursively Combined to (Re)construct the Factory

chapter 32|13 pages

Constituting Hazards and Action Through Communication

A CCO View of High-Reliability Organizing

chapter |13 pages


The Emergence of the Communicative Constitution of Organization and the Montréal School: An Interview with James R. Taylor