New Approaches to Organizational Communication

Edited by Branislav Kovacic

Subjects: Communication
Series: SUNY series, Human Communication Processes
Paperback : 9780791419182, 296 pages, July 1994
Hardcover : 9780791419175, 296 pages, July 1994

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Table of contents


1. New Perspectives on Organizational Communication
Branislav Kovacic

2. Self-Organizing Systems Perspective in the Study of Organizational Communication
Noshir S. Contractor

3. Supremacy of Human Relationships: A Japanese Organizational Model
Yanan Yu

4. High-Speed Management as a Theoretic Principle for Yielding Significant Organizational Communication Behaviors
Sarah S. King and Donald P. Cushman

4. Information Technology and the Prospects for Organizational Transformation
August T. Horvath and Janet Fulk

6. Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS): Review, Taxonomy, and Research Agenda
David R. Seibold, Mark A. Heller, and Noshir S. Contractor

7. Interest Advocacy and the Transformation in Organizational Communication
Dayna Finet

8. Critical and Nonfoundational Analyses: Are They Contradictory or Complementary?
Michael Huspek

9. Representational Practices and the Political Analysis of Corporations: Building a Communication Perspective in Organizational Studies
Stanley A. Deetz

10. Feminist Philosophy and the Transformation of Organizational Communication
Elizabeth J. Natalle, Michael J. Papa, and Elizabeth E. Graham

11. Afterword
Marshall Scott Poole




New Approaches to Organizational Communication brings together three major conceptual developments. First, it sheds new light on standards used to evaluate processes and practices of organizational communication. Second, individual chapters delineate new, vital mechanisms of organizational communications. Third, the book outlines the practical consequences of these new mechanisms of organizational communication.

Branislav Kovacic is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Hartford.


"This book represents a clearly-focused vision about where the field of organizational communication is going. I know of no collection of essays that provides the depth, breadth, and intellectual clarity that this book does. " — Anne M. Nicotera, Howard University

"The range of topics covered is broad and reflects important concerns in current organizational communication research. It defines key directions in which future organizational communication research should go. It considerably expands the range of topics covered in organizational communication. This will be quite useful to researchers and graduate students alike. I know of no volume with similar coverage or range. The scholarship is sound and the works cited are current and important. The book introduces readers to whole new domains of literature that are quite relevant to organizational communication research. " — Marshall Scott Poole, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities