Extending theories of the constitution of organization

Ziyun Fan, Christopher Grey

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This paper seeks to extend current theories of the constitution of organizations, specifically those related to communication, secrecy, and gossip as a form of communication. It is suggested that at the intersection of these three is secret or confidential gossip, which has a powerful, albeit hidden, capacity to construct organizational relationships, including group formation and organizational socialization.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2016
EventEURAM 2016 Conference: Manageable Cooperation? - Paris, France
Duration: 1 Jun 20164 Jun 2016


ConferenceEURAM 2016 Conference
Abbreviated titleEURAM 2016
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