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Contributorship and partial inclusion: A communicative perspective [r-libre/1192]

Bencherki, Nicolas, & Snack, James P. (2016). Contributorship and partial inclusion: A communicative perspective. Management Communication Quarterly, 30 (3), 279-304. https://doi.org/10.1177/0893318915624163

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Abstract: Organizational communication tends to assume that the practices of organizational “members” are relevant to the study of organizational phenomena, without reflecting on how those members were identified in the first place. This issue is particularly relevant to perspectives that view communication as constitutive of organizations, since they may take the very object they seek to explain – the organization – as the starting point when identifying pertinent informants. We provide a communicational perspective of organizational membership by starting from “communicative events” (Schoeneborn & Scherer, 2012), instead of individuals. Ethnomethodology’s notions of accounts and sanctions are useful in recognizing the interactionally-performed nature of membership. We extend ethnomethodology’s intuition by viewing membership – which we reframe as contributorship – as being achieved through the contribution of actions to the organization.
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0893318915...
Depositor: Bencherki, Nicolas
Owner / Manager: Nicolas Bencherki
Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 17:29
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 17:29

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