The coproduction of organizational presence : A study of Mdecins Sans Frontires in action

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1370
Journal / PublicationHuman Relations
Volume61
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In this article, we develop an analytical perspective to examine how an organization's mode of being is constituted and experienced through ongoing processes of communication. To show the use and implications of this perspective, we analyze how members and partners of Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF, a.k.a.'Doctors Without Borders'), a renowned humanitarian organization, coproduce and problematize the presence of their organization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. Copyright © 2008 The Tavistock Institute ® SAGE Publications.

Research Area(s)

  • Actor-network theory, Incarnation, Organizational communication, Organizational ethnography, Organizing, Presence

Citation Format(s)

The coproduction of organizational presence : A study of Mdecins Sans Frontires in action. / Cooren, Franois; Brummans, Boris H.J.M.; Charrieras, Damien.

In: Human Relations, Vol. 61, No. 10, 10.2008, p. 1339-1370.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review