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Case Studies Org Commun Vol 1 : Guilford Communication - Beverly Davenport

Case Studies Org Commun Vol 1

Guilford Communication

By: Beverly Davenport (Editor)

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Published: 23rd March 1990
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Using a descriptive approach to illuminate the topic, this volume presents accounts of how organizational life is accomplished communicatively in a variety of retail, manufacturing, public service, and newspaper organizations. The cases in this book focus on the ways in which communication creates and maintains organizational realities, with some demonstrating how communication can hinder organizational functioning and others highlighting creative and positive uses of different communication practices. Providing a view of organizational life that reflects the experiences of those who have not only observed, but taken part in its functioning, this volume is unique in the breadth of issues covered, the variety of methodological choices used in gathering data, and the focus itself.

"At long last, a yawning gap in our literature is being filled with the publication of CASE STUDIES IN ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION....The cases are consistently fascinating and always provocative. By exhibiting the enormous complexity of human communication events in the organizational setting, they invite the reader to abandon simplistic notions and to engage in some mind-bending analysis. Now that this book is available, I can hardly conceive of offering a basic course in which it is not required reading, whether as a text or a source book."-- W. Charles Redding, Ph.D. Purdue University

The Individual and the Organization
The On-Campus Job Screening Interview, Miller & Jablin
The Tale of Two Careers, Jablin & Miller
Organizational Culture
Organizational Culture and Counterculture: An Uneasy Symbiosis, Martin & Siehl
Corporate Philosophy and Professional Baseball: (Re)Defining the Texas Rangers, Trujillo
Past and Present: Images of Challenger in NASA's Organizational Culture, Brown
Issues of Power and Ethics
Stalking Tiger Brown: Racial Undertones of an Ethical Dilemma, Prather
Power and Sex Roles in the Workplace, Bingham
Communicators Spanning the Boundaries: A Story of Power, Loyalties, and Stress, Allen & Siebert
Stress and Distress in Organizational Life: Too Much Talk and Not Enough Action?, Ray. IV. MANAGERIAL COMMUNICATION
Management Communication Issues in the Family Business: The Case of Oak Ridge Trucking Company, Seibold
Shootout at Midwest Manufacturing: When Supervisors and Staff Clash, James & Dewine
The Indictment: A Superior-Subordinate Confrontation, Downs
Implementing Self-Management at Holiday Inn, Zorn
Communication and Organizational Change
Changing the Information Culture at the Pearson Company, Fairhurst
Organizational Change at Jones, Lowell, and Smith, Putnam
Unions Learn to Change: The Coming of Toyota to Kentucky, Prather
The Role of Communication in Automating IBM Lexington, Sypher, Sypher, Housel, & Booth
Communication and New Technology
Video Comes to Organizational Communications: The Case of ARCOvision, Ruchinskas , Svenning, & Steinfield
Computer-Mediated Communications in the Organization: Using Electronic Mail at Xerox, Steinfield
TRW Corporation: The Space Park Network Design Decision, Davidson & Housel
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ISBN: 9780898622874
ISBN-10: 0898622875
Series: Guilford Communication
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 23rd March 1990
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45