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Handbook of Administrative Communication

1st Edition

Edited by James Garnett


820 pages

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Hardback: 9780824798062
pub: 1997-03-13
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This volume takes a communications-oriented approach to a wide range of topics encompassing organization, management, political theory and practice, business-government relations, innovation processes, and IT. Offering a balanced, international presentation, it contains authoritative contributions from world-renowned experts representing various disciplines, including administrative law, organizational and political theory, phenomenology, public and business management, educational technology, psychology, and other fields. The book addresses typically neglected subjects such as communicating through humor, drama, film, poetry, fiction, and other creative forms.

Table of Contents


Administrative Communication: Domain, Threats, and Legitimacy, J.L. Garnett

Trends and Gaps in the Treatment of Communication in Organization and Management Theory, J.L. Garnett

Interorganizational Communication: Opportunities and Challenges for Public Administration, L.J. O'Toole, Jr.

The Environmental Context of Communication: Public Sector Organizations, J.P. Viteritti

Groupthink in Government: Pathologies of Small-Group Decision Making, P. Hart and M.B.R. Kroon

Phenomenology of Administrative Communication, J.S. Jun

The Relevance of Administrative Communication to Democratic Politics: Communicating in Democracies, U. Rosenthal

Legal Issues Surrounding Administrative Communications, J.A. Sigler

Communicating in the Innovation Process: Issues and Guidelines, M.L. Lame

Communicating Administrative Issues Through Creative Forms, M. Holzer

Communicating Through Humor in the Workplace: Looking for Laughs in All the Work Places, E. Lundberg


Public Relations Management in Government and Business, J.E. Grunig

The CEO's Changing Communication Role: Precursor to Effective Leadership, J.D. Pincus and S.C. Wood

Boundary Spanners, Legitimacy, and Corporate Communications, R.A. Harris

Utilizing Communication and Information Technologies in Government and Business, J.W. Linker

Communicating in Policy Analysis and Evaluation, D.W. Durning and R.W. Campbell

Communicating with and Across Experts in R & D and Complex Technologies, D. Rahm

Shared Risk: A Dynamic Model of Organizational Learning and Action, L.K. Comfort

Communication in Human Resource Management, W.M. Bruce

Communicating in Public Sector Training and Human Resource Development, D. Olshfski and A.M. Joseph

Communicating About Budgets and Finance Administration, C.W. Washington

Communication, Productivity, and Administrative Reforms, A. Halachmi


Administration Communication in the International Community: The United Nations and the Global Village, J.-M. Col

Communicating in a Supranational Organization: The Case of the European Union, E. Löffler

Value Change and Transition: Catalysts of a New Societal and Economic Reality, H. Klages and O. Schabanowa

"Virtual Politicking": Toward a Theory of E-Mail Use for Political Purposes, C.T. Romm and N.B. Pliskin

Asia-Pacific Culture Worlds and Intercultural Corporate Communication, H. Irwin

Corporate/Strategic Planning and Local Government Communications: The Spatial Policy Dimension, A.M. G. Jarman


Applying Communication Analysis to Administrative Phenomena: Methodological Approaches and Insights, H.H. Bognar

From Managerial Dysfunction Towards Communicative Competence: Rediscovering Voice and Dramaturgy in Communicating Risk, A. Kouzmin, R. Leivesley, and A. Carr

From "Captains of the Ship" to "Architects of Organizational Arks": Communication Innovations, Globalization, and the "Withering Away" of Leadership Steering, N. Korac-Kakabadse and A. Kouzmin

Communication Practices in Public Administration, R.L. Falcione and A.D. Adrian

Epilog: Directions and Agendas for Administrative Communication, J.L. Garnett

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