Department of Management Studies

Organizational Communication

Research and teaching in the unit of Organizational Communication focuses on the social and communicative practices through which organizations, communities, and societies are managed and organized.
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What is organizational communication?

Our research and teaching are based on an understanding of organizational communication as a multifaceted managerial and social activity that needs to be studied from a multi- or interdisciplinary perspective. Communication is used in organizations not only to convey ideas and represent objects of knowledge. It is also used strategically and performatively to construct realities and to make things happen. A better understanding of the dynamics and complexities of organizational communication thus bears relevance not only for communications and management professionals, but also policy makers and other practitioners in the broader field of organizational communication, strategic management, and business-society –relations.

Our educational offering

The Unit is responsible for teaching a variety of mandatory and elective courses in the School’s BSc program, such as Mastering Influence in Business Communication, Scientific Thinking and Writing, Communication and Interaction Skills in Business, and Management Communication. Our teaching in the BSc specialization in Management and the MSc Programs, Strategic Management in a Changing World and People Management and Organizational Development, focuses on the subject areas of leadership in organizations, strategy communication, and social responsibility communication.

Doctoral training in organizational communication

As one of the major areas of specialization of the Aalto Doctoral Program in Business, Economics and Finance, the unit also offers comprehensive research training in organizational communication. The multidisciplinary research profile of the unit gives doctoral researchers the academic freedom to pursue interesting projects that defy disciplinary boundaries, within the broad field of organizational communication and management studies.

Research in organizational communication

Research and teaching in the unit of Organizational Communication focuses on the social and communicative practices through which organizations, communities, and societies are managed and organized. The unit has a unique research profile in interdisciplinary organizational communication studies. 

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People in Organizational Communication

Meet the faculty and doctoral students of Organizational Communication.

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Research in Organizational Communication

Research and teaching in the unit of Organizational Communication focuses on the social and communicative practices through which organizations, communities, and societies are managed and organized. The unit has a unique research profile in interdisciplinary organizational communication studies.

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Doctoral Studies in Organizational Communication

The Organizational Communication unit offers comprehensive research training in qualitative research in organizational communication as one of the twelve majors of of the Aalto Doctoral Program in Business, Economics and Finance. The multidisciplinary research profile of the unit gives doctoral researchers the academic freedom to pursue interesting projects that defy disciplinary boundaries, within the broad field of organizational communication and management studies.

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Recent publications

Doing inclusion as counter-conduct: Navigating the paradoxes of organizing for refugee and migrant inclusion

Laura Kangas-Muller, Kirsi Eräranta, Johanna Moisander 2024 Human Relations

Corporate Social Responsibility and Applied Ethics

Jukka Veikko Mäkinen, José-Carlos García-Rosell, Johanna Moisander 2024 Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics in the Social Science

What to do about "The Human" in Organization Studies? : Thinkingsayingdoing with the Anthropocene, pandemics, and thereafters

Marta B. Calás, Linda Smircich, Michela Cozza, Silvia Gherardi, Saija Katila, Ari Kuismin, Pauliina Jääskeläinen, Pikka-Maaria Laine, Susan Meriläinen, Joonas Vola, Janet Sayers, Alice Wickström, Anu Valtonen, Tarja Salmela, Alison Pullen 2023 A Research Agenda for Organization Studies, Feminisms and New Materialisms

Handbook on Gender and Public Sector Employment

Hazel Conley, Paula Koskinen Sandberg 2023

Introduction to the Handbook on Gender and Public Sector Employment

Hazel Conley, Paula Koskinen Sandberg 2023 Handbook on Gender and Public Sector Employment

Regulating women's pay in Finland and the UK - the role of the public sector

Hazel Conley, Paula Koskinen Sandberg 2023 Handbook on Gender and Public Sector Employment

Conceptual framework for understanding the ethical dimension of corporate social responsibility

José-Carlos García-Rosell, Johanna Moisander, Jukka Mäkinen 2023 New directions in art, fashion, and wine

A social practice perspective on fashion branding

Marcus Gianneschi, Johanna Moisander 2023 Marketing Fashion
More information on our research in the Aalto research portal.
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