Organization--communication: The renaissance in systems thinking

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Dec 1, 1996 - Business & Economics - 292 pages
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The systems approach to the study of organizational communication is undergoing a renaissance. This volume brings together several essays from this emerging perspective from communication and systems analysts.
 

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Contents

Organizational Communication Systems The Traditional Perspective
1
A Turn of the Wheel The Case for a Renewal of Systems Inquiry in Organizational Communication Research
47
The Reticulation of QuasiAgents in Systems of Organizational Communication
65
Decision Development in Work Groups A Comparison of Contingency and Self Organizing Systems Perspectives
83
Information and Change Social Morphogenesis
105
The Analysis of Organizational Culture as a Thermodynamic Process
121
Convergence Analysis of Communication Networks
141
Ontogeny Structural Drift and SelfOrganizing An Autopoietic Perspective of Organizational Communication
191
Chaos and Organization
213
Social Science Applications of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics Science or Poetry? Procedures for the Precise Measurement of Energy in Social Sys...
229
The Lives of Organizations
255
Author Index
273
Subject Index
281
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