Communication and organizations, an interpretive approach
The contributors to this volume study the ways in which employees create messages and symbols, and how they interpret the messages they receive. What do these messages and their symbols tell us about organizational culture? The contributors discuss the theoretical grounding of the approach and its relation to other perspectives. They also show it usefulness in studies that examine leadership, decision making, power, and organizational climate.
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