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Main Title: How to Control Things with Words
Subtitle: Organizational Talk and Control
Author(s): Czarniawska-Joerges, Barbara
Joerges, Bernward
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Labels, metaphors, and platitudes are linguistic artifacts that organizational leaders produce, steal, borrow, or buy from consultants for a high price. Studies on organizational change indicate that such linguistic artifacts are used as control tools and instruments of change. They enable leaders to manage meaning by explaining, coloring, and familiarizing, as opposed to traditional change and control methods—commanding, rewarding, and punishing. The article analyzes organizational use of linguistic artifacts through theoretical discussion and empirical examples.
Issue Date: 1988
Date Available: 8-Jan-2019
DDC Class: 650 Management und unterstützende Tätigkeiten
Subject(s): linguistic artifacts
organizational use
Journal Title: Management Communication Quarterly
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/0893318988002002003
Page Start: 170
Page End: 193
EISSN: 1552-6798
ISSN: 0893-3189
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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