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Dialogical writing: Co-inquiring between the written and the spoken word
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
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Abstract [en]

The foundational view of discourse as a descriptive mode of representation and writing as a retrospective stabilizing tool has been criticized in organization and management research. The purpose of this paper is to inquire into a more emergent, unfinished and relational writing used throughout the research processes. To that aim, I develop the notion of ‘dialogical writing’ by drawing on literature on performative utterances and a collaborative fieldwork project where writing became an integrated part of the research process. I come to understand this form of writing as one in situ where addressivity, responsiveness and unfinalizability are emphasized. This enables writing to be part of a conversation; writing as a response to that which has been said and in anticipation of the next possible utterance. I close with implications for writing in organization studies, such as the possibility of thinking of writing as an offering of the tentative.

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writing, dialogue, performative, utterance, collaborative study, emergent
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-294997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-294997DiVA: diva2:932239
Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-06-01 Last updated: 2016-06-01

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