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Department of Culture, Organisation and Management at the Vrije Universiteit (Free University), Amsterdam

July 14-16, 2010
9th International Conference on Organizational Discourse: Crises, Corruption, Character and Change
Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
As with previous conferences, the primary aim of the 9th Conference is to develop further insights into the field of organizational discourse. It is envisaged that the Conference will provide a forum in which academics with contrasting epistemological and ontological perspectives on both organization and discourse can engage in dialogue. The theme for the 9th Conference has a narrative focus on the discursive construction and re-construction of crises, corruption, character and change. At the meta-level, the conference theme is intended to elicit papers which address the discursive construction and re-construction of ???crises??. In our view, linguistic framing is a fundamental aspect of how ???crises?? are being manufactured, constituted, projected, perceived and addressed (or finessed) at all levels of organization. Despite the apocalyptic metaphors, it appears that any given ???crisis?? can re-emerge as a ???manageable risk??, a ???market opportunity?? or a case for ???re-regulation??. Perhaps most problematic is how we have depicted the character of these various crises for their technical and global complexity invariably engenders over-simplified description. Papers are invited on talk and text which address issues of social representation, social construction and social interaction in relation to any aspect of organization or organizing in relation to these themes. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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