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AuthorNicotera, Anne Maydan, 1963-
TitleUnderstanding organizations through culture and structure [electronic resource] : relational and other lessons from the African-American organization / Anne Maydan Nicotera, Marcia J. Clinkscales with Felicia R. Walker
Imprint Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003
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Descript xv, 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


Cultural and Organization -- Organization and Culture -- Theorizing Organization -- A Baseline Model of Interpenetrating Structures -- Our Take on Diversity -- Communication and Two Predominantly African-American Organizations -- The Organizing Scheme for Reporting Our Data, Findings, and Theory -- Organization I: The Human Service Organization -- Organization 2: The Elementary School -- Method, Interpretation, and Emergent Theory -- African-American Rules and Resources -- Comparison to the Baseline Model -- Afrocentric Theory -- Traditional African Organizational Forms -- Interpentration of Contradicting Structures: The divergent Organization -- The Contradictions -- The Enculturated Organization -- The Divergent Organizations Communicative Downward Spiral -- Difficulties in Communication Processes -- The System as a Whole -- Briefly Revisiting History: Some Underpinnings of the System as Depicted -- Contemporary African-American Organizational Experiences -- African-American Communication in Predominantly -- White Corporations -- Theoretic Applications -- Predominantly African-American Organizations -- Organizations With European-Based Cultural Membership -- Why Divergence Has a More Negative Impact on African-American Organizations -- Field Observations and Prescriptions That Validate Our Downward Spiral -- Where Do We Go From Here? Conceptualizing The Convergent Organization -- The Task Before Us -- Implications for Organizational Diversity -- Implications for African-American Organizations -- Turning Divergence Into Convergence -- The Foundation for a Humanistic Model of Organizational Communication: A Baseline for Theorizing the Convergent Organization

Communication in organizations -- United States -- Case studies African Americans -- Communication African American business enterprises Diversity in the workplace -- United States -- Case studies Organizational behavior -- United States -- Case studies Electronic books.


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