Communication and Organizational Knowledge

Author: Heather E. Canary
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113522143X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an overview of communication-centered theory and research regarding organizational knowledge and learning. It brings the work of scholars in communication, management, information technology, and other disciplines together in a coherent volume that represents existing research and theory on communication-related knowledge work. Chapters address what constitutes knowledge, how knowledge functions within and across organizations, and how organizational members develop and manage knowledge for organizational purposes. The book also provides a forum for these scholars to pose directions for future research and theorizing. It will serve as a reference tool for scholars and practitioners to identify and understand communicative features of organizational knowledge processes.

Applied organizational communication

Author: Thomas E. Harris (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume bridges the gap between practicing organizational communication consultants, organizational communication courses, and the student. Combining theory with actual applied communication practices, the text is based on the integration of perspectives, principles, and pragmatics rather than case studies and insights. In-depth examination is provided for verbal and nonverbal communication, channels, networks, listening, symbolic behavior, interpersonal and small group communication, leadership, conflict management, motivation, and new communication technologies. The coverage is current, incorporating vital organizational issues such as empowering, self-directed work units, and human-computer interfaces. Applied Organizational Communication provides a thorough analysis of the forces and influences in organizational communication. This text: *explains the impact of critical environmental influences on all levels; *provides extensive discussion of teams, leadership, technology, listening, and interpersonal communication; *offers current analysis, utilizing a broad base of information and research; and *Establishes links between organizational communication and perceptions, theory, networks, and symbolic behavior. Building on the successful foundation of the first volume, this second edition has been thoroughly revised, reflecting the current state of organizational communication theory and research. Highlights of this edition include: *extensive topical coverage; *integrated discussion of change, diversity, and digital age issues in all chapters; *updated analysis of major issues and influences in organizational communication; and *real-world examples. As an accessible and practical examination of organizational communication, this textbook is an excellent course text and serves as a valuable resource. It is intended for use in organizational communication, leadership, organizational development, and organizational intervention courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Auditing Organizational Communication

Author: Owen Hargie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134122055
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Auditing Organizational Communication is a thoroughly revised and updated new edition of the successful Handbook of Communication Audits for Organizations, which has established itself as a core text in the field of organizational communication. Research studies consistently show the importance of effective communication for business success. They also underscore the necessity for organizations to put in place validated techniques to enable them to systematically measure and monitor their communications. This Handbook equips readers with the vital analytic tools required to conduct such assessments. Owen Hargie, Dennis Tourish and distinguished contributors drawn from both industry and academia: provide a comprehensive analysis of research, theory and practice pertaining to the communication audit approach review the main options confronting organizations embarking on audit discuss the merits and demerits of the approaches available provide case studies of the communication audit process in action illustrate how findings can be interpreted so that suitable recommendations can be framed outline how reports emanating from such audits should be constructed. This second edition arrives at a time of considerable growing interest in the area. A large volume of research has been published since the last edition of the book, and the text has been comprehensively updated by reviewing this wealth of data. In addition, new chapters on social network analysis and auditing the communication revolution have been added, together with new case study chapters illustrating audits in action.

Public Relations as Activism

Author: Derina R. Holtzhausen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136740759
Format: PDF
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This volume applies postmodern theory to public relations, providing an alternative lens to public relations theory and practice and developing public relations theory within the context of postmodernism.

Communicating and Organizing in Context

Author: Beth Bonniwell Haslett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113667487X
Format: PDF
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Communicating and Organizing in Context integrates Giddens’ structuration theory with Goffman’s interaction order and develops a new theoretical base—the theory of structurational interaction—for the analysis of communicating and organizing. Both theorists emphasize tacit knowledge, social routines, context, social practices, materiality, frames, agency, and view communication as constitutive of social life and of organizing. Thus their integration in structurational interaction provides a coherent, communication-centric approach to analyzing communicating, organizing and their interrelationships. This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars as an orientation to the field of organizational communication and as an integration of organizing and communicating. It will also be useful for practitioners as a tool for understanding how conceptual frames limit possibilities and constitute the nature of organizing and members' participation in organizations.

Public Relations and Social Theory

Author: Øyvind Ihlen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135840369
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Public Relations and Social Theory broadens the theoretical scope of public relations through its application of the works of prominent social theorists to the study of public relations. The volume focuses on the work of key social theorists, including Jürgen Habermas, Niklas Luhmann, Michel Foucault, Ulrich Beck, Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens, Robert Putnam, Erving Goffman, Peter L. Berger, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Bruno Latour, Leon Mayhew, Dorothy Smith and Max Weber. Unique in its approach, the collection demonstrates how the theories of these scholars come to bear on the understanding of public relations as a social activity. Understanding public relations in its societal context entails a focus on such concepts as trust, legitimacy, understanding, and reflection, as well as on issues of power, behavior, and language. Each chapter is devoted to an individual theorist, providing an overview of that theorist’s key concepts and contributions, and exploring how these concepts can be applied to public relations as a practice. Each chapter also includes a box giving a short and concise presentation of the theorist, along with recommendation of key works and secondary literature. Overall, this volume will enhance understanding of theories and their applications in public relations, expanding the breadth and depth of the theoretic foundations of public relations. It will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students in public relations and strategic communication.

Applied Organizational Communication

Author: Thomas E. Harris
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0805859411
Format: PDF, ePub
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Applied Organizational Communication provides a current, in-depth analysis of the theories and practices critical to understanding organizational communication concepts in a global environment. Exploring the diverse communication challenges in today's organizations, this text: Explains the impact of critical environmental influences on all levels; Provides extensive discussion of teams, leadership, technology, listening, and interpersonal communication; Offers current analysis, utilizing a broad base of information and research; and Establishes links between organizational communication and perceptions, theory, networks, and symbolic behavior. Building on the successful foundation of the previous editions, this third edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the most current organizational communication theory and research. Features of this edition include: Extensive real life examples and experiences Grounding in transactional communication and advanced systems approaches Macro and micro analyses of key topics and issues 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.

Crisis Communication

Author: Alan Jay Zaremba
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765628317
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Crises happen. When they do, organizations must learn to effectively communicate with their internal and external stakeholders, as well as the public, in order to salvage their reputation and achieve long-term positive effects. Ineffective communication during times of crisis can indelibly stain an organization's reputation in the eyes of both the public and the members of the organization. The subject of crisis communication has evolved from a public relations paradigm of reactive image control to an examination of both internal and external communication, which requires proactive as well as reactive planning. There are many challenges in this text, for crisis communication involves more than case analysis; students must examine theories and then apply these principles. This text prepares students by: Providing a theoretical framework for understanding crisis communication Examining the recommendations of academics and practitioners Reviewing cases that required efficient communication during crises Describing the steps and stages for crisis communication planning Crisis Communication is a highly readable blend of theory and practice that provides students with a solid foundation for effective crisis communication.

Strategic Communication

Author: Jesper Falkheimer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317220293
Format: PDF
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Strategic communication comprises different forms of goal-oriented communication inside and between organizations, their stakeholders and the society. Strategic communication is an emerging practice and research field integrating established disciplines such as public relations, organizational communication and marketing communication into a holistic framework. The field is based on an awareness of the fundamental importance of communication for the existence and performance of all organizations. This textbook offers a broad insight into the field of strategic communication. The main aim of the book is to give a general overview of theories, concepts and methods in strategic communication. The book also aims to develop an understanding of different perspectives and the consequences each one has for practice. After reading the book the student or reader will be able to define and reflect upon strategic communication as an academic field and professional practice, describe relevant theories and apply these to communication problems. The authors apply a reflective and practice-oriented approach meaning earlier research or theories are not only described, but also discussed from different critical perspectives. A practice-oriented approach means, in this book, that the authors strongly emphasize the role of contexts and situations—where strategic communication actually happens. This book will help business and communications students to not only define and understand a variety of strategic communications theories, but to use those theories to generate communication strategy and solutions.

The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication

Author: Derina Holtzhausen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136207120
Format: PDF
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The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication provides a comprehensive review of research in the strategic communication domain and offers educators and graduate-level students a compilation of approaches to and studies of varying aspects of the field. The volume provides insights into ongoing discussions that build an emerging body of knowledge. Focusing on the metatheoretical, philosophical, and applied aspects of strategic communication, the parts of the volume cover: • Conceptual foundations, • Institutional and organizational dimensions, • Implementing strategic communication, and • Domains of practice An international set of authors contributes to this volume, illustrating the broad arena in which this work is taking place. A timely volume surveying the current state of scholarship, this Handbook is essential reading for scholars in strategic communication at all levels of experience.