Online from: 1988
Subject Area: Organization Studies
|Title:||Autopoeisis and meaning: a biological approach to Bakhtin's superaddressee|
|Author(s):||Kyrill A. Goosseff, (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)|
|Citation:||Kyrill A. Goosseff, (2010) "Autopoeisis and meaning: a biological approach to Bakhtin's superaddressee", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 23 Iss: 2, pp.145 - 151|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/09534811011031319 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the connections between autopoiesis, as described by Maturana and Varela, and Bakhtin's work on dialogue in understanding successful organizational rhetoric.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper reviews two foundational texts in order to see the connection between them.
Findings – The concept of “organizational closure” will govern the domain of communication and therefore also any act in rhetoric.
Originality/value – This is a first attempt to link “organizational closure” as it exists in autopoiesis to Bakhtin's notion of a superaddressee.
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