Autopoeisis and meaning: A biological approach to Bakhtin's superaddressee
Journal of Organizational Change Management , Volume 23 - Issue 2 p. 145- 151
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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Goosseff, K.A. (2010). Autopoeisis and meaning: A biological approach to Bakhtin's superaddressee. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 23(2), 145–151. doi:10.1108/09534811011031319