My name is Christoph Haug, I’m a Sociologist at the University of Gothenburg and I got interested in meetings about 10 years ago when I studied decision making in social movements (which meant that I had to attend a lot of meetings).
After having spent quite some time organizing the Gothenburg Meeting Science Symposium in May 2017, I am now preparing for the next conference (which I’m not organizing ), the yearly conference of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) which takes place in Copenhagen this year (6-8 July). At this conference, I am particularly interested in the CCO community.
CCO stands for “Communicative Constitution of Organization” and it has become a marker for many organizational scholars who believe that communication should not be treated as taking place within (or between) organizations but that communication constitutes organization. Without communication, there would be no organization. Apart from attending the sessions of the CCO people, I will also attend a pre-conference workshop in which CCO scholars discuss with practitioners about the possible contributions that CCO theory can make to organizational practice.
After the summer break, I need to finish off some papers that have been sitting on my desk for way too long…