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Robichaud, Daniel

Associate Professor


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Robichaud, Daniel

Research expertise

The general theme of my research is organizational communication, considered as an organizer and component of groups. Since this way of looking at communication itself calls for more detailed explanation, a first part of my research is theoretical in nature. I attempt to clarify the premises and concepts essential for an understanding of the constitutive dimensions of communication that in turn can explain the evolving, plural and hybrid realities that increasingly go into shaping contemporary organizations.

To complement this approach, I am also pursuing a program of empirical research that over the years has led me to many organizational and institutional fields. This second aspect of my research is driven by a growing interest in the communication issues and challenges raised by collaboration between various stakeholders, be it in “pluralist” organizations or in groups attempting to formulate or inform public policy. I am especially interested in the strategies by which the players and the groups, as part of such collaboration, describe and integrate their personal experiences and their frequently implicit local logic and knowledge, in their attempts to give a voice and legitimacy to their always specific relations with reality and their environment.

Areas of expertise


Robichaud, D. (2015).  Organizational discourse studies.  K, Tracy, C. Ilie and T. Sandel (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Brummans, B., Cooren, F., Taylor, J. R. and Robichaud, D.  (2014). The Constitutive Approaches.  In L. Putnam and D. Mumby (Eds). The New Handbook of Organizational Communication (pp. 173-194). Beverley Hills, CA : Sage.

Fauré, B. et Robichaud, D. (2013). L’organizing: une question de langage, de discours ou de communication ? Sciences de la société, 88, 3-20.

Robichaud, D. and  Cooren, F. (Eds.) (2013).  Organization and Organizing. Materiality, Agency, Discourse.  New York and London: Routledge.  Lauréat du 2013 Edited Book of the Year Award de la National Communication Association des États-Unis. 

Robichaud, D. et Benoit-Barné, C. (2010). L’épreuve de la conversation. Études de communication, 34, 41-61.

Grosjean, S. et Robichaud, D. (2010). Décider en temps réel: Une activité située et distribuée mais aussi disloquée.  Langage et société, 134, 31-54.

Cooren, F. et Robichaud, D. (2010). Les approches constitutives. Dans Grosjean, S. et Bonneville, L. (dir). Communication organisationnelle : Approches, processus et enjeux (pp. 140-175). Montréal: Chenelière. 

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