Communicative Constitution of Organizations

Dennis Schoeneborn, Consuelo Vasquez

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The notion of the communicative constitution of organizations (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 regard to its historical origins, underlying premises, main schools of thought, key theoretical questions, methodological approaches, and critiques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication
EditorsCraig R. Scott, Laurie Lewis, James R. Barker, Joann Keyton, Timothy Kuhn, Paaige K. Turner
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)9781118955604
ISBN (Electronic)9781118955567
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesThe Wiley Blackwell-ICA international Encyclopedias of Communication


  • Communicative constitution of organizations (CCO)
  • Four flows model
  • Montreal School
  • Organizational communication
  • Organizational theory
  • Systems theory

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