The visual dimension in organizing, organization, and organization research


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • None

Duration since Jan. 1, 2009

  • Institute for Public Management and Governance IN (Details)
  • Institute for Organization Studies IN (Details)

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Abstract (German)

In contemporary society, the increasing availability of visual material that goes hand in hand with new information technologies has revolutionized the usage of ‘visual language’ quantitatively as well as qualitatively. However, this phenomenon has only marginally been addressed in organization and management theory and research so far. In this project, we aim at a better understanding of the role of visual material in the construction and framing of organizational reality, as well as in the constitution of the broader social, cultural, and institutional environment.
Current foci are the institutionalization of novel ideas and visual framing of globally diffusing management concepts, particularly corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Methodologically, we aim at developing approaches to better study the impact of visual material on a larger scale, enabling us to transcend the individual image as an analytic unit and generate insights on higher levels of analysis. More generally, the project also aims at establishing and furthering a research agenda in the field of visual organization and management studies. This will be achieved through extensive research collaborations and various community-building activities.


Abstract (English)

In contemporary society, the increasing availability of visual material that goes hand in hand with new information technologies has revolutionized the usage of ‘visual language’ quantitatively as well as qualitatively. However, this phenomenon has only marginally been addressed in organization and management theory and research so far. In this project, we aim at a better understanding of the role of visual material in the construction and framing of organizational reality, as well as in the constitution of the broader social, cultural, and institutional environment.
Current foci are the institutionalization of novel ideas and visual framing of globally diffusing management concepts, particularly corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. Methodologically, we aim at developing approaches to better study the impact of visual material on a larger scale, enabling us to transcend the individual image as an analytic unit and generate insights on higher levels of analysis. More generally, the project also aims at establishing and furthering a research agenda in the field of visual organization and management studies. This will be achieved through extensive research collaborations and various community-building activities.

Publications

Journal article

2018 Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Grafström, Maria. 2018. 'A picture is worth a thousand words': Multimodal sensemaking of the Global Financial Crisis. Organization Studies, , (Details)
  Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2018. Institutions as multimodal accomplishments: Towards the analysis of visual registers. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 54 (A), 87-117. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Daudigeos, Thibault, Jancsary, Dennis. 2018. Multimodality, meaning, and institutions: Editorial. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 54 (A), 1-24. (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2018. The role of verbal and visual text in the process of institutionalization. Academy of Management Review. 43 (3), 1-27. (Details)
2013 Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Vettori, Oliver. 2013. Imageries of corporate social responsibility: Visual recontextualization and field-level meaning. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 39 (2), 139-174. open access (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, van Leeuwen, Theo. 2013. The visual dimension in organizing, organization, and organization research: Core ideas, current developments, and promising avenues. Academy of Management Annals 7 (1), 487-553. open access (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2017 Jones, Candace, Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus. 2017. The material and visual basis of institutions. In: The SAGE handbook of organizational institutionalism, Hrsg. Greenwood, R., Oliver, C., Lawrence, T. B., Meyer, R. E. 621-646. London u.a. Sage. open access (Details)
2016 Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Meyer, Renate. 2016. Critical analysis of visual and multimodal texts. In: Methods of critical discourse studies, Hrsg. Wodak, R., Meyer, M. 180-204. London u.a. SAGE Publications. open access (Details)

Edited book (editorship)

2018 Höllerer, Markus, Daudigeos, Thibault, Jancsary, Dennis, Hrsg. 2018. Multimodality, meaning, and institutions. Research in the Sociology of Organizations Vol. 54. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2018 Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2018. Visual and multimodal instantiations of role identities and stakeholder relations. 34th EGOS Colloquium, Tallinn, Estland, 05.07.-07.07. (Details)
2017 Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2017. How to draw an institution? Towards a structural analysis of visual and multimodal registers. 13th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Jerusalem, Israel, 19.03.-20.03. (Details)
2016 Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2016. Exploring multimodal registers in and across organizations and institutional fields: Sketching an approach for larger-scale multimodal analysis. 2nd International Conference: Visuality, Materiality, Multimodality, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 22.09.-23.09. (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2016. Power of images: The role of visual text in the process of institutionalization. Fifth European Theory Development Workshop, Helsinki, Finnland, 30.06.-01.07. (Details)
2014 Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Grafström, Maria. 2014. 'A picture is worth a thousand words': Visually assigned meaning and meta-narratives of the Global Financial Crisis. 30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, Niederlande, 03.07.-05.07.. (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2014. From idea to organizational practice: Institutionalizing innovative ideas through visualization. 30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, Niederlande, 03.07.-05.07.. (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2014. From idea to organizational practice: Institutionalizing innovative ideas through visualization. Third European Theory Development Workshop in OMT and Strategy, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 27.06.-28.06. (Details)
  Meyer, Renate, Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Boxenbaum, Eva. 2014. Institutionalizing innovative ideas through visualization. International Workshop: Giving visual and material form to ideas, identity and imagination: Architecture, urbanism and sustainable construction, Wien, Österreich, 12.05.-13.05. (Details)
2012 Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Vettori, Oliver. 2012. Ways of seeing: The visual re-contextualization of corporate social responsibility. JMS Workshop on Developing Technically Competent Research into Strong Contributions, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 28.09. - 29.09.. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate, Vettori, Oliver. 2012. Ways of seeing: The visual re-contextualization of corporate social responsibility. JMS Workshop on Developing Technically Competent Research into Strong Contributions, Amsterdam, Niederlande, 28.09.-29.09.. (Details)
2010 Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Vettori, Oliver, Meyer, Renate. 2010. Taking visual meaning seriously: A methodological approach to analyzing large-scale samples of imagery in corporate communication. 10th EURAM Annual Conference, Rom, Italien, 19.05.-22.05.2010. (Details)
  Jancsary, Dennis, Höllerer, Markus, Vettori, Oliver, Meyer, Renate. 2010. Taking visual meaning seriously: A methodological approach to analyzing large-scale samples of imagery in corporate communication. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montréal, Kanada, 06.08.-10.08.2010. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate. 2010. The visual (re-)construction of meaning of a management concept: Corporate social responsibility in annual reporting. LAEMOS 3rd Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies, Buenos Aires, Argentinien, 07.04.-10.04.2010. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate. 2010. Ways of seeing: The visual (re-)construction of corporate social responsibility. WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, MuG Workshop, Wien, Österreich, 24.06.2010. (Details)
  Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate. 2010. Ways of seeing: The visual (re-)construction of corporate social responsibility. CBS Copenhagen Business School, ABC Workshop, Kopenhagen, Dänemark, 21.05.-22.05.2010. (Details)
2009 Höllerer, Markus, Jancsary, Dennis, Meyer, Renate. 2009. The visual (re-)construction of meaning of a management concept: Corporate social responsibility in annual reporting. Parthenope University of Naples, 5th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Neapel, Italien, 26.03.-27.03.2009. (Details)

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