Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives

Author: Patrice M. Buzzanell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761912798
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This book reconsiders organizational and managerial communication theories, research, and practice from a feminist standpoint. It looks at theoretical analyses that reconceptualize and extend boundaries in our thinking about work and organizing processes; presents women's voices through interview excerpts, poems, diary entries, and stories and explores the ways in which these concrete details of ordinary lives represent missing facets of our organizational and managerial communication work; and contains chapters that rewrite organizational and managerial constructs.

The SAGE Handbook of Organization Studies

Author: Stewart R Clegg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206890
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Praise for the award winning First Edition: 'This handbook is organized to help teachers and students to cover the mainstream work in the field of organization studies. This is an excellent reference tool with which to study organizational theory and practice' - International Review of Administrative Sciences 'The editors have put together an impressive reference work, serious in intent and rigorous in implementation. As a publishing achievement, and a scholarly 'event' in the field, SAGE is to be congratulated. It is designed as a work of synthesis, to link past and present, general and specific' - Journal of General Management Praise for the New Edition: 'An excellent collection of papers giving a timely overview of the field' - Gareth Morgan 'In this substantially updated, revised and extended edition of the widely acclaimed Handbook, the high standard of the contributions is maintained. Close consideration is given to newly emergent, such as networks and complexity, as well as more established topics. Metaphors of conversation and discourse are engagingly invoked to make and explore new distinctions, directions and connections. It is a key reference volume for more advanced students of this rapidly developing field' - Hugh Willmott , Diageo Professor of Management Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge 'Giving the authors of the Handbook of Organization Studies the opportunity to revise and update their earlier contributions makes this handbook unique. Comparing the revised chapters to their originals offers the reader unparalleled insight into how knowledge develops in our discipline. New frameworks and deeper understandings, grounded in continuing scholarship, abound in this updated classic' - Mary Jo Hatch, C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia A decade after it first published to international acclaim, the seminal Handbook of Organization Studies has been updated to capture exciting new developments in the field. Providing a retrospective and prospective overview of organization studies, the Handbook continues to challenge and inspire readers with its synthesis of knowledge and literature. As ever, contributions have been selected to reflect the diversity of the field. New chapters cover areas such as organizational change; knowledge management; and organizational networks. Part One reflects on the relationship between theory, research and practice in organization studies. Part Two address a number of the most significant issues to affect organization studies such as leadership, diversity and globalization. Comprehensive and far-reaching, this important resource will set new standards for the understanding of organizational studies. It will be invaluable to researchers, teachers and advanced students alike.

Strategic Organizational Communication

Author: Charles Conrad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444338633
Format: PDF, Docs
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Organizations are a key to understanding society's beliefs, values, structures, practices, tensions. People determine the overall strategies they use to operate the societies they live in, though they are largely unaware of the process by which these choices are made. This book shows how any strategy of organization, including its design, system of motivation and control, form of leadership, and relationship to communication technologies, can be harnessed, empowering people to manage these structures, rather than be managed by them. Keeping a sophisticated and approachable style that has made it a standard for over twenty years, "Strategic Organizational Communication" engages readers in a comprehensive discussion of organizational communication theories. This updated seventh edition includes: Coverage of recent events and their ethical dimensions, including the bank crisis and bailouts in the US and UK A nuanced, in-depth discussion of technology, and a new chapter on organizational change New and revised case studies for a fresh view on perennial topics, incorporating a global focus throughout Online Instructors' Manual, including sample syllabi, tips for using the case studies, test questions, and supplemental case studies

Gender in Applied Communication Contexts

Author: Patrice M. Buzzanell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761928650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gender in Applied Communication Contexts explores the intersection and integration of feminist theory as applied to four important areas: organizational communication, health communication, family communication, and instructional communication. This collection of readings links theoretical insights and contributions to pragmatic ways of improving the lives of women and men in a variety of professional and personal situations. Gender in Applied Communication Contexts is recommended for upper-division and graduate-level courses in gender and communication, feminist theory, organizational communication, health communication, instructional communication, and applied communication. This anthology is also recommended as a research resource for scholars in Women’s Studies, Family Studies, and Business and Management.

Strategic Organizational Communication in a Global Economy

Author: Charles Conrad
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780155063488
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From its inception almost 20 years ago, the goal of STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION has been to provide a unified description of the incredibly diverse array of ideas that make up the rapidly expanding field of organizational communication. Sophisticated, yet accessible, the text integrates research from a number of academic disciplines, while maintaining a relaxed, engaging writing style.

Organizational Communication

Author: Linda Putnam
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412910453
Format: PDF, ePub
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The field of organizational communication has mushroomed in the past three decades. Originally viewed as a spin-off from management and organizational psychology, organizational communication is now a major area of research, education, and practice. Studies in organizational communication focus on the messages, meanings, patterns of communication, discourse, and symbols as they aid in defining the nature of organizations. In effect, organizational communication scholars study the dynamic interplay between communication processes and human organizing. This volume assembles in one collection the major works that form the building blocks of organizational communication studies. It chronicles the development of the field through articles that were influential in setting agendas and charting the course of research. Focusing on both mainstream and innovative topics, these volumes contain major works that cross five main arenas of the field, divided as follows: Volume 1: History and Theoretical Perspectives-- covering articles that review the history of the field and formative studies on communication systems; Volume 2: Communication Patterns, Structures, and Images -featuring articles that center on communication networks, media, technology, and organizational images; Volume 3: Relational and Identity Issues-focusing on communication studies of leadership, socialization, identity, and organizational change; Volume 4: Participation, Power, and Gender-centering on issues of democracy, control, resistance, and diversity; and Volume 5: Cultures, Globalization, and Discourse-including studies of communication and culture, discourse, and emotions. No other collection contains such classic and field defining works that represent the central currents of the field. This set is an essential reference volume for students, researchers and scholars in organizational communication, management, organizational sociology, administration, and organizational behavior.

The New Handbook of Organizational Communication

Author: Fredric M. Jablin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412973635
Format: PDF
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Organizational communication as a discipline grew tremendously over the latter part of the twentieth century, but accompanying that growth has been a struggle to establish a clear identity for the field. The ongoing evolution of complex organizations in an equally complex global environment has scholars continuing to define and redefine the focus, boundaries, and future of the field. The New Handbook of Organizational Communication is a landmark volume that weaves together the various threads of this interdisciplinary area of scholarship.