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Origins and Traditions of Organizational Communication

A Comprehensive Introduction to the Field, 1st Edition

By Anne M. Nicotera

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456 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies