Communication as Constitutive of Organization (CCO)

Consuelo Vasquez, Dennis Schoeneborn

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The notion of “communication as constitutive of organization” (CCO) is at the center of a growing theoretical development within organizational communication studies. CCO scholarship is based on the idea that organization emerges in and is sustained and transformed by communication. This entry presents CCO scholarship with regards to its underlying premises, main schools of thought, and key implications for strategic communication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Strategic Communication
EditorsRobert L Heath, Winni Johansen
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationOxford
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)9781119010722
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • CCO
  • Constitutive model of communication
  • Four flows model
  • Montreal School
  • Organization theory
  • Organizational communication

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