Organizational communication

Theory and practice

Jessica Wendorf Muhamad, Tyler R Harrison, Fan Yang

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Organizational communication has a long history and diverse set of theoretical and applied perspectives that have guided research. Early foundations were focused on increasing productivity and management control through approaches such as scientific management. As the field developed, the employee became the focus of theorizing, moving from human relations to human resources, with a focus on motivation and development. These early approaches presented organizations as containers where communication occurred. The shift to viewing communication as an organizing process (rather than something that happens in organizations) created opportunities for new theoretical approaches, with interpretive, critical, and feminist theories becoming prominent in the 1990s and beyond. Recent work in organizational communication blends numerous traditions. High-reliability organizations provide a unique context for exploring different organizing processes and theorizing in more depth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAn Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research, Third Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages359-374
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351358712
ISBN (Print)9781138561441
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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communication theory
communication
human relations
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employee
Organizational Communication
Communication Theory
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Muhamad, J. W., Harrison, T. R., & Yang, F. (2019). Organizational communication: Theory and practice. In An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research, Third Edition (pp. 359-374). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203710753-30

Organizational communication : Theory and practice. / Muhamad, Jessica Wendorf; Harrison, Tyler R; Yang, Fan.

An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research, Third Edition. Taylor and Francis, 2019. p. 359-374.

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Muhamad, JW, Harrison, TR & Yang, F 2019, Organizational communication: Theory and practice. in An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research, Third Edition. Taylor and Francis, pp. 359-374. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203710753-30
Muhamad JW, Harrison TR, Yang F. Organizational communication: Theory and practice. In An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research, Third Edition. Taylor and Francis. 2019. p. 359-374 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203710753-30
Muhamad, Jessica Wendorf ; Harrison, Tyler R ; Yang, Fan. / Organizational communication : Theory and practice. An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research, Third Edition. Taylor and Francis, 2019. pp. 359-374
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