Organizational Communication

Author: Peter K. Manning
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202367649
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book discusses the semiotic and ethnographic bases for organizational analysis, including the related fieldwork issues confronting the investigator. It explains the importance of rhetorical-dramaturgic and phenomenological strategies for the study of organizations. The arbitrary and culturally based connections in which organizations abound require an understanding of the particulars of cultural scenes, first observed, later conceptualized through semiotic theory. Organizational Communication includes a series of examples from applied semiotics research in nuclear regulatory policy making, truth telling, regulatory control (by, among others, the police), and risk analysis. These data provide the basis for a critique of the limits of earlier analyses of organizational change, such as those offered by structuralist theories. Dr. Manning concludes with an assessment of the postmodernist ethnographic strategies that have evolved as a response to a larger representational crisis, and of the implications of these strategies for the study of organizational culture.

Organizational Communication

Author: Michael J. Papa
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412916844
Release Date: 2007-11-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Communication in organizations has changed drastically since the release of the first edition of this bestselling textbook. This fully revised and updated edition delves into state-of-the-art studies, providing fresh insights into the challenges that organizations face today. Yet this foundational resource remains a cornerstone in the examination of classic research and theory in organization communication.

Case Studies in Organizational Communication

Author: Beverly Davenport Sypher
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 0898622875
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Using a descriptive approach to illuminate the topic, this volume presents accounts of how organizational life is accomplished communicatively in a variety of retail, manufacturing, public service, and newspaper organizations. The cases in this book focus on the ways in which communication creates and maintains organizational realities, with some demonstrating how communication can hinder organizational functioning and others highlighting creative and positive uses of different communication practices. Providing a view of organizational life that reflects the experiences of those who have not only observed, but taken part in its functioning, this volume is unique in the breadth of issues covered, the variety of methodological choices used in gathering data, and the focus itself.

Perspectives on Organizational Communication

Author: Steven R. Corman
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572306025
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume promotes constructive dialogue among the basic methodological positions in organizational communication today. Three essays discuss the concept of common ground from interpretive, post-positivist, and critical vantage points.

Organizational Communication

Author: R. Wayne Pace
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0136438008
Release Date: 1993-12
Genre: Performing Arts

"This timely revision offers a comprehensive introduction to both theoretical and practical perspectives on organizational communication. Exploring both functional and subjectivist viewpoints, Organizational Communication examines alternative basses for diagnosing organizations and implementing organizational communication practices. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

Key Issues in Organizational Communication

Author: Owen Hargie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134508235
Release Date: 2004-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

It is often said that the practice of management is in crisis, and that managers are now finding it harder than ever to develop strategies which withstand the shocks of the marketplace. This illuminating book cuts through these conflicting issues to show how organizational communication plays a vital role in confronting uncertainty. Arguing that many managers fail to adequately consider the communication consequences of the decision making process and its impact on organizational effectiveness, Hargie and Tourish present here numerous organizational communication insights, and show how they reveal a way through these dilemmas. Based on cutting-edge research findings and case studies, this book features contributions from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Norway, bringing multiple perspectives to this topical subject. The result is a comprehensive guide to organizational communication useful for managers, academics and students.

New Approaches to Organizational Communication

Author: Branislav Kovačić
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791419177
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Business & Economics

New Approaches to Organizational Communication brings together three major conceptual developments. First, it sheds new light on standards used to evaluate processes and practices of organizational communication. Second, individual chapters delineate new, vital mechanisms of organizational communications. Third, the book outlines the practical consequences of these new mechanisms of organizational communication.

Organizational Communication and Management

Author: Andrzej K. Koźmiński
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791413055
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Polish and American scholars, with contributions from Western Europe, Japan, and Africa, discuss issues of the communication and management demands on companies faced with dealing in a global economy. The main topics of the 14 papers, from a June 1990 conference near Plock, Poland, are the economic

Case Studies in Organizational Communication Ethical Perspectives and Practices

Author: Steve Kent May
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412983099
Release Date: 2012-01-20
Genre: Business & Economics

The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers’ awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

Applied Organizational Communication

Author: Thomas E. Harris
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780805859416
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Applied Organizational Communication provides a current, in-depth analysis of the theories and practices critical to understanding organizational communication concepts in a global environment. Exploring the diverse communication challenges in today's organizations, this text: Explains the impact of critical environmental influences on all levels; Provides extensive discussion of teams, leadership, technology, listening, and interpersonal communication; Offers current analysis, utilizing a broad base of information and research; and Establishes links between organizational communication and perceptions, theory, networks, and symbolic behavior. Building on the successful foundation of the previous editions, this third edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current organizational communication theory and research. Features of this edition include: Extensive real life examples and experiences Grounding in transactional communication and advanced systems approaches Macro and micro analyses of key topics and issues As an accessible and practical examination of organizational communication, this text is intended for use in organizational communication, leadership, organizational development, and organizational intervention courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.

Case Studies in Organizational Communication 2

Author: Beverly Davenport Sypher
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572302089
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Spotlighting the central role of communication in today's varied workplace, this up-to-date collection of new case studies will succeed its highly acclaimed predecessor as a valued reference and teaching text. The studies both highlight creative and positive uses of communication and demonstrate how communication practices can hinder organizational functioning. Topics addressed include new communication technologies; the dynamics of teamwork; cross-cultural communication; sexual harassment; and stress and burnout. - Back cover.

Organizational Communication

Author: Dennis K. Mumby
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412963152
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizational Communication: A Critical Approach is the first textbook in the field that is written from a critical perspective while providing a comprehensive survey of theory and research in organizational communication. The text familiarizes students with the field of organizational communication—historically, conceptually, and practically—and challenges them to reconsider their common sense understandings of work and organizations, preparing them for participation in 21st century organizational settings. Linking theory with practice, Mumby skillfully explores the significant role played by organizations and corporations in constructing our identities. The book thus provides important ways for students to critically reflect on their own relationships to work, consumption, and organizations.

Handbook of organizational communication

Author: Fredric M. Jablin
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 0803923872
Release Date: 1987-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizational communication is a rapidly evolving field of communication studies. How has it developed over the last decade? How do the pioneers of the discipline see its future? The Handbook of Organizational Communication brings you up-to-date with the latest advances in this exciting field. Leading scholars review and synthesize important developments in research and theory. They also suggest future directions for research.

Organizational Communication Approaches and Processes

Author: Katherine Miller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285164205
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION: APPROACHES AND PROCESSES presents organizational communication from both a communication and managerial perspective. Professor Miller’s clear writing style and consistent use of examples and case studies result in a text that you’ll find easy to understand. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The New Handbook of Organizational Communication

Author: Fredric M. Jablin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412915252
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizational communication as a discipline grew tremendously over the latter part of the twentieth century, but accompanying that growth has been a struggle to establish a clear identity for the field. The ongoing evolution of complex organizations in an equally complex global environment has scholars continuing to define and redefine the focus, boundaries, and future of the field. The New Handbook of Organizational Communication is a landmark volume that weaves together the various threads of this interdisciplinary area of scholarship.