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TitleOrganizational communication : perspectives and trends / Michael J. Papa, Tom D. Daniels, Barry K. Spiker
Imprint Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2008
Descript xxi, 449 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


"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." "Beginning with an extended analysis - from an organizational communication vantage point - of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, this groundbreaking edition weaves recent and memorable case materials with up-to-date research and theory, creating a meaningful and comprehensive view of organizational communication."--Jacket


Preface Prologue 1. An Orientation to Organizational Communication Organization and Communication Perspectives on Organizational Communication 2. Communication and Its Functions A Precaution: Function and Structure Relationship Communication, Information, and Meaning Functions of Communication 3. Organizational Communication Structure Traditional Approach to Structure Formal Communication Informal Communication Communication Structure as a Network Interpretive Approaches to Communication Structure Critical Approaches to Communication Structure 4. Organization Theory: Prescriptions for Control Scientific and Classical Management Transitional Theories The Human Relations Movement Human Resource Development 5. Organization Theory: Metaphors of Biology System Theory Weick's Theory of Organizing Luhmann's Social Systems Theory Evolutionary Psychology 6. Organizational Theory: Communication and Culture Communication and Culture: A Way to Understand Organizations Approaches to Understanding Organizational Culture Describing Organizational Culture: The Case of Ben & Jerry's 7. Information Technology Information Technology and Change Traditional Perspective Interpretive Perspective Critical Perspective 8. Cultural Control, Diversity, and Change Cultural Control Organizational Culture and Diversity Traditional Perspectives on Cultural Control, Diversity, and Change Interpretive Perspectives on Cultural Control, Diversity, and Change Critical Perspectives on Cultural Control, Diversity, and Change The Ethics of Diversity 9. Group Relationships Traditional Perspective on Group Relationships Interpretive Perspective on Group Relationships Critical Perspective on Group Relationships 10. Leader-Member Relationships Limitations of Leadership Theory and Research Traditional Perspective Interpretive Perspective Critical Perspective 11. Power Traditional Views of Status and Power Interpretive Perspectives on Power Power in the View of Critical Theory Power and Conflict: Connected and Separate Phenomena 12. Conflict Traditional Perspectives on Conflict Interpretive Perspectives on Conflict Critical Perspectives on Conflict Ethics in Conflict 13. Strategic Communication Characteristics of Strategic Communication The Traditional Perspective The Interpretive Perspective The Critical Perspective 14. New Millennium Thought: Perspectives and Trends Perspectives on the New Millennium Traditional Perspectives and the New Millennium Interpretive Perspectives and the New Millennium Critical Perspectives and the New Millennium Trends Influencing Organizations Today

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