The fourth edition of Applied Organizational Communication provides a current, in-depth analysis of the theories and practices critical to understanding organizational communication concepts in a global environment.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current organizational communication theory and research, and includes new information on the use of technology, incorporated throughout. Additional features of this text include:
As an accessible and practical examination of organizational communication, this text is intended for use in organizational communication, leadership, organizational development, and organizational intervention courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.
"Harris…does a good job in summarizing the field and its literature."
"The author astutely blends research from academic journal articles and monographs with the admonishments of how-to books, articles from trade magazines, and stories from the daily newspapers, so that we lose the sense of priority among the sources. This creative integration of academic research reports what the popular press contributes to our organizational behavioral knowledge base."
"Thomas E. Harris, in Applied Organizational Communication, earnestly addresses this question by describing organizational communication as a diverse cultural process that is subject to change. He offers what appears to be an upper level undergraduate textbook that is wide-ranging, concrete…Harris accomplishes what he sets out to do. Students, scholars, and practitioners can tap into his resourceful text to begin their immersion into the realm of organizational communication study."
—American Communication Journal
1. Adopting a Perspective
2. Perception and Paradigms
3. Understanding Organizations: An Overview of Management and Organizational Perspectives
4. Verbal Communication
6. Networks and Channels
7. Symbolic Behavior
9. Effective Interpersonal Communication in Organizations
10. Small Group and Team Communication
11. Effective Leadership in Organizations
The Routledge Communication Series covers the breadth of the communication discipline, from interpersonal communication to public relations, offering textbooks, handbooks, and scholarly reference materials.