Int. J. of Organisational Design and Engineering   »   2013 Vol.3, No.2

 

 

Title: The organisation (re)invented by its blogs

 

Authors: Alex Primo; Gabriela Zago

 

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Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Ramiro Barcelos 2705, Porto Alegre – RS – 90035-007 – Brazil
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Ramiro Barcelos 2705, Porto Alegre – RS – 90035-007 – Brazil

 

Abstract: This article discusses how interactions in organisational blogs participate in the emergence of the organisation itself. Based on the principles of The Montreal School of Organisational Communication, the paper reflects on how the recursive relationship between texts and conversations in blogs mobilises the organisation and contributes to its continuing creation. In order to conduct this argument, the concept of social media, uses of organisational blogs and the main contributions of The Montreal School are analysed. Finally, by discussing examples of four genres of organisational blogs, we demonstrate how they contribute to the definition of the organisation. Beyond their promotional potential, the blog's role as co-creator of the organisation is highlighted.

 

Keywords: social media; organisational blogs; Montreal School; organisational communications; weblogs; organisational design.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJODE.2013.057016

 

Int. J. of Organisational Design and Engineering, 2013 Vol.3, No.2, pp.121 - 136

 

Available online: 04 Oct 2013

 

 

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