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Origins and Traditions of Organizational Communication: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Field

Anne M. Nicotera



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01 July 2019
Communication studies; Business communication & presentation
Origins and Traditions of Organizational Communication provides a sophisticated overview of the fundamentals of organizational communication as a field of study, examining the field's foundations and providing an assessment of the field to date, explaining and demonstrating a communicational approach to the study of organization.

It provides a set of literature reviews on focused topics written by experts in each area, and links organizational communication theory and research to practice. In reviewing foundational management theory, the book analyzes how early to mid-20th-century management theories shaped contemporary organizations, providing students both with background knowledge of these foundational theories and an understanding of their influence on our thinking and our organizational world.

Written at an accessible level for early graduate students, yet still sophisticated enough for doctoral students, the book is ideal for students and teachers of organizational communication and communication history.

Downloadable ancillary materials include chapter PowerPoints and a set of instructors' materials containing chapter abstracts, glossaries, discussion questions, annotated supplementary readings lists, and practitioners' corners. Please visit
Edited by:   Anne M. Nicotera
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   767g
ISBN:   9781138570313
ISBN 10:   1138570311
Pages:   440
Publication Date:   01 July 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part I: Organizational Communication History 1. Organizing the Study of Organizational Communication Anne M. Nicotera 2. Developments in the 20th Century Anne M. Nicotera 3. Developments in the 21st Century Anne M. Nicotera 4. Paradigms: Ways of Knowing in Organizational Communication Anne M. Nicotera Part II: Foundational Organizational Theory 5. Classical Management Theory Anne M. Nicotera 6. Human Relations Theory Anne M. Nicotera 7. Human Resource Management Theory Anne M. Nicotera Part III: Topics in Theory and Research 8. Socialization Patricia M. Sias and Yejin Shin 9. Communication Networks Lisa V. Chewning 10. Workplace Relationships Patricia M. Sias and Yejin Shin 11. Identity and Identification Craig R. Scott 12. Power and Resistance Heather M. Zoller and Zhuo Ban 13. Gender and Feminist Theory Patrice Buzzanell 14. Difference and Intersectionality Jamie McDonald 15. Groups, Teams, and Decision Making Dawna I. Ballard and Dron M. Mandhana 16. Conflict Jessica Katz Jameson 17. A Communicative Approach to Leadership J. Kevin Barge 18. The Structuration of Emotion Sarah J. Tracy and Shawna Malvini Redden 19. Technology and Organizational Communication Keri Stephens and Kerk F. Kee 20. Globalization and Organizational Communication Jennifer L. Gibbs and Shiv Ganesh 21. Organizational Change Laurie Lewis

Anne M. Nicotera is Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication at George Mason University and an organizational communication consultant. Her research is grounded in a constitutive perspective. She has published six books and numerous articles in outlets such as Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Health Communication.

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