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Alternatives Considered But Not Disclosed : The Ambiguous Role of PowerPoint in Cross-Project Learning

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-3-8350-5528-5

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This study investigates the role of PowerPoint in organizational communication, particularly in terms of a functional dilemma between its application for documentation as opposed to presentation purposes. The theoretical part of the analysis combines insights from both organizational communication studies (J. R. Taylor et al.) and social systems theory (N. Luhmann et al.). The empirical analysis shows that PowerPoint documents created for cross-project learning purposes contribute to an invisibilization rather than a visibilization of decision processes and their contingency.

Subject: Humanities, Social Science and Law / knowledge management / learning / organization / organizational communication / presentation software / slideware / social systems theory / Communication Studies