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Organizational Communication: Theory, Research, and Practice , v. 1.0
- By: Jason S. Wrench, Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, and Mark Ward Sr.
- Version: 1.0
- Pub Date: May 2015
- eISBN: 978-1-4533-7095-7
- Pages: 528
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Table of Contents:
- About the Authors
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Organizational Communication: Why Communication Matters
- Chapter 2: Organizational Communication Ethics
- Chapter 3: Classical Theories of Organizational Communication
- Chapter 4: Modern Theories of Organizational Communication
- Chapter 5: Communicating Between and Among Internal Stakeholders
- Chapter 6: Organizational Communication Climate, Culture, and Globalization
- Chapter 7: Leader and Follower Behaviors and Perspectives
- Chapter 8: Organizational Identity and Diversity
- Chapter 9: Teams in the Workplace
- Chapter 10: Recruiting, Socializing, and Disengaging
- Chapter 11: Technology in Organizations
- Chapter 12: Stress, Conflict, and Negotiation
- Chapter 13: The Dark Side of Organizational Communication
- Chapter 14: Corporate Communications: Communicating with External Stakeholders
- Chapter 15: The Professional Side of Organizational Communication
- Chapter 16: Appendix: Your First Job Out of College
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Organizational Communication: Theory, Research, and Practice , v. 1.0
Jason S. Wrench, Narissra Punyanunt-Carter and Mark Ward Sr.
As a result of globalization, the need for people skilled in international business has become a necessity, and effective communication is one of the most important parts of globalization. Ultimately, understanding organizational communication is necessary for all organizations. In Organizational Communication: Theory, Research, and Practice, the goal was to examine the intersection among organizational communication as an actual practice, the theoretical basis within the field of organizational communication, and the wealth of research related to organizational communication both within the field of communication studies but also within closely related fields like industrial psychology, talent development, organizational behavior, etc.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book will explore the best in organizational communication theory, research, and practice. The text will introduce a wide range of both historic and modern theories related to organizational communication. Theories help organizational communication scholars understand how communication within, between, and among organizational stakeholders occurs.
In addition to making sure that the book is full of theories to help organizations explain, predict, and control organizational communication phenomena, this text will examine the best of historical and modern research in organizational communication. Obviously, the entire text is based on organizational communication research, but the authors periodically highlight individual researchers who have made important contributions to the field and new avenues of research being undertaken by organizational communication scholars. The goal is to introduce you to both the classic research and the current research that is shaping the field of organizational communication.
Lastly, this book will introduce you to a series of “best practices” in organizational communication. In essence, the term “best practice,” refers to how to implement the concepts discussed in this book in a realistic manner in your organization. Some of the best practices discussed in this book are from a subordinate’s perspective, and others are from a supervisor’s perspective. Whether one is a low-level employee or a CEO, there are practices that research has shown will increase both the quality and quantity of communication within an organization.
Organizational Communication: Research, Theory, and Practice has a lot of content that is available in other books while including content not available in other organizational communication books on the market. A number of pedagogical features are also included in the book to make the reading experience more meaningful.
- RELEVANT EXAMPLES:
- INTERNATIONAL EMPHASIS:
One of the greatest challenges current professors have is teaching a generation of students more concerned with how knowledge will impact their lives than with the process of learning. For this reason, the authors incorporated their own personal anecdotes from working in various professions and used a variety of case studies from real organizations to help students see how the information contained within the book is actually exhibited within the real working environment. Furthermore, each chapter ends with a set of discussion/review questions that ask students to relate and apply the content of the chapter.
In addition to being theoretically strong, current, and relevant to students, there are three clear directions within this book: an international focus, communication ethics, and the interdisciplinary tradition of organizational communication. In a world where multinational corporations and globalization are commonplace, preparing individuals for interacting with others in organizations around the world is increasingly important. All three of the authors of this book have extensive international experience that includes living abroad and studying international business. Many of the anecdotes and case studies included in this book use a very specific international focus to demonstrate how the book’s concepts can be applied to international organizational communication.
In addition, the authors strongly believe that ethics is an extremely important part of the modern landscape of organizations. While some books include specific chapters examining ethics, the authors include issues of ethics at every turn in this book. Understanding how to be an ethical communicator in a modern organization is an extremely important reality in today’s business.
Lastly, this text embraces the interdisciplinary tradition of organizational communication. While the authors strongly believe that communication scholars add a unique perspective to the discussion of organizational communication, they also realize that there are many scholars in industrial/organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and organizational sociology who have strongly impacted our view of organizational communication and continue to add to the discussion of organizational communication. While this is a book that first and foremost examines organizational communication, it is necessary to include numerous variables that appear in modern organizational communication research but have not made their way into other organizational communication textbooks (e.g., organizational justice, organizational citizenship, organizational charlatanism).
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