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Organizational Communication
Perspectives and Trends



November 2007 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Fifth Edition of this best-selling introductory organizational communication textbook continues to examine and explore the problems and paradoxes of organizational communication and the changing features of organizational life that have been revealed through the application of pluralistic perspectives. The implications of race, gender, technology, and increasing globalization to organizational communication all receive expanded treatment.
 
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

 

I chose a newer book.

William Turner
Communications, Southwest Tenn Cmty Clg-Macon
July 26, 2018

Good organizational communication textbook with thorough discussion of various perspectives. Could be improved by new edition with updated case studies.

Dr Shari Hoppin
Speech Theatre Dept, Troy University - Troy
July 25, 2013

very useful book for students studying organizations and communication. covers a lot of organizational/communicational aspects.

Mrs Anna karina Kjeldsen
Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University
April 18, 2013

no longer teaching the course

Dr Carolyn Cunningham
Communication Arts Dept, Gonzaga University
May 17, 2012

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 10

Chapter 11


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Tom D. Daniels

Tom D. Daniels (Ph.D. & M.A., Ohio University; B.A., Howard Payne University) conducts research in the area of organizational communication systems and practices and regularly teaches courses in organizational communication, research methods, and statistics. Professional experience includes the following: consulting editor, Communication Quarterly; associate editor, The Ohio Speech Journal; associate editor, Quarterly Journal of Speech; editorial board member, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly and Free Speech Yearbook. More About Author

Barry K. Spiker

Barry Spiker has nearly 25 years of experience in leading organizational change and human capital development and management. Formerly a Practice Leader and Executive at Andersen Consulting (now, Accenture), Dr Spiker was part of a team that led the design and implementation of the enterprise’s Organisational Change, HR and Communications practices. Similarly, Dr Spiker served as Managing Director at Price Waterhouse (now ‘PWC’), assisting in the inception of the firm’s Change Integration practice. As Vice President of the TQM practice at Mercer Management Consulting, he was one of the developers of six-sigma consulting and reengineering... More About Author

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