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Kuhn, Timothy R Professor


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  • I'm interested in the ways communication constitutes organizational life--a move that suggests that groups and organizations should be understood as ongoing systems of interconnected discursive practices that depend on, and generate, knowledge, identity, and conceptions of ethics. An interest in these communicative practices is translated into four more specific research themes: (1) The investigation of individual and organizational processes of “knowing,” including how these lead to learning and complex change processes; (2) Identity negotiation and conceptions of meaningfulness in work; (3) Ethical (and unethical) action in organizational settings, and (4) How groups comprised of various stakeholders collaborate and make decisions. Central to these issues is an interest in distinctly communicative forms of explanation, in which the symbolic and material intertwine in the construction and disruption of meanings.


  • Organizational communication, organization studies, communication theory, relationality, discourse, disorganization, ethics, practice theory


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