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

1st Edition

Anne M. Nicotera

July 2, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 456 Pages
ISBN 9781138570313 - CAT# Y382146

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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. It also includes pedagogical features appropriate for graduate-level students including:

  • Chapter bibliographies
  • Annotated supplementary readings lists
  • Concepts lists
  • Discussion questions
  • A "practitioners’ corner" for every chapter translating the material to practice
  • Glossaries (available online)
  • PowerPoint presentations for every chapter (available online)

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.


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