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Bruno Latour has been awarded an Université de Montréal honorary doctorate on May 21, during our conference.

What is an Organization? Materiality, Agency and Discourse

Date: May 21 ­ 22, 2008 (right before the start of the 2008 meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Montréal).

Location: HEC Montréal, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada

Co-Sponsors:

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Université de Montréal
  • HEC Montréal
  • Language and Social Interaction Division (International Communication Association)
  • Organizational Communication Division (International Communication Association)
  • Public Relations Division (International Communication Association)
  • Department of Management Communication, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Conference Theme

Agency is a concept that is receiving increasing attention from organization scholars. While some approach this notion from a discursive point of view, others propose a more hybrid view that also takes into account materiality. Organized in honor of James R. Taylor's contributions to the study of organizing, this conference aims to engender new, thought-provoking views on this debate.

Conference organizers

The organizers are all the members of the Language, organization and governance (LOG) research group, an official research unit of the University of Montreal :

  • Chantal Benoit-Barné (U. de Montréal)
  • Boris Brummans (U. de Montréal)
  • François Cooren (U. de Montréal)
  • Hélène Giroux (HEC Montréal)
  • Alain Létourneau (U. de Sherbrooke)
  • Daniel Robichaud (U. de Montréal)
  • Diane Raymond (U. de Montréal)
Scientific committee
  • Chantal Benoit-Barné (U. de Montréal)
  • Boris Brummans (U. de Montréal)
  • François Cooren (U. de Montréal)
  • Hélène Giroux (HEC Montréal)
  • Alain Létourneau (U. de Sherbrooke)
  • Daniel Robichaud (U. de Montréal)
  • James R. Taylor (U. de Montréal)

Advisory committee

  • Myriam Amzallag
    Administrative Assistant, Dept. of communication, U. de Montréal
  • Catherine Bourdages
    Alumni Relations Coordinator, Dept. of communication, U. de Montréal
  • Marc D. David
    Département des lettres et communications, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Isabelle Duchesnay
    Philanthropy Coordinator, Faculté des arts et des sciences, U. de Montréal
  • Yasmina El Jamaï
    Department Alumnus, Média & Rédaktica

Steering Committee

Arlette Bouzon
U. de Toulouse 3
France

Valérie Carayol
U. de Bordeaux 3
France

André H. Caron
CITÉ Director
U. de Montréal
Montréal, Qc, Ca

Joep Cornelissen
Leeds U. Business School
United Kingdom

Christiane Demers
HEC Montréal
Québec, Canada
Wim Elving
U. of Amsterdam
Netherlands

Gail T. Fairhurst
U. of Cincinnati
Ohio, United States

Luc Giroux
U. de Montréal
Québec, Canada

Carole Groleau
U. de Montréal
Québec, Canada

Sylvie Grosjean
U. of Ottawa
Ontario, Canada
Jo Katambwe
U. de Trois-Rivières
Québec, Canada
Tim Kuhn
U. of Colorado, Boulder
United States

André Lafrance
U. de Montréal
Québec, Canada

Alain Laramée
Directeur
Télé-Université, UQAM
Québec, Canada
Peter Monge
U. of Southern California
United States
Karl Weick
U. of Michigan
United States
Ted Zorn
U. of Waikato
New Zealand
 

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