PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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Studies in organizational communication focus on the messages, meanings, patterns of communication, discourse, and symbols as they aid in defining the nature of organizations. In effect, organizational communication scholars study the dynamic interplay between communication processes and human organizing.
This volume assembles in one collection the major works that form the building blocks of organizational communication studies. In particular, it chronicles the development of the field through articles that were influential in setting agendas and charting the course of research. Focusing on both mainstream and innovative topics, these volumes contain majors works that cross five main arenas of the field, divided as follows:
Volume One: History and Theoretical Perspectives covering articles that review the history of the field and formative studies on communication systems;
Volume Two: Communication Patterns Structures, and Images -featuring articles that center on communication networks, media, technology, and organizational images;
Volume Three: Relational and Identity Issues-focusing on communication studies of leadership, socialization, identity, and organizational change;
Volume Four: Participation, Power, and Gender centering on issues of democracy, control, resistance, and diversity; and
Volume Five: Cultures, Globalization, and Discourse including studies of communication and culture, discourse, and emotions.
No other collection contains such classic and field defining works that represent the central currents of the field. This set is an essential reference volume for students, researchers and scholars in organizational communication, management, organizational sociology, administration, and organizational behavior.
PUBLICATION DATE: 4/6/2006
CATEGORY: Business & Economics