Applied Organizational Communication: Theory and Practice in a Global Environment

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Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Business & Economics - 469 pages
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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.


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Chapter 1 Adopting a Perspective
Chapter 2 Perception and Paradigms
An Overview of Management and Organizational Perspectives
Chapter 4 Verbal Communication
Chapter 5 Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 6 Networks and Channels
Chapter 9 Effective Interpersonal Communication in Organizations
Chapter 10 Small Group and Team Communication
Chapter 11 Effective Leadership in Organizations
Chapter 12 New Communication Technology
Author Index
Subject Index
Back cover

Chapter 7 Symbolic Behavior
Chapter 8 Listening

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Tom Harris is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama.

Mark Nelson is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Director of Basic Courses, Coordinator of Advising, and Associate Professor in Communication Studies at the University of Alabama.

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