Business & Economics

Expertise, Communication, and Organizing

Author: Jeffrey W. Treem

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 949

Expertise is an intriguing construct. Though it is highly desired, it is commonly characterized by exclusivity or being something esoteric making it both seemingly difficult to acquire and understand. This opaqueness surrounding the nature of expertise in organizational contexts is coupled with greater demands for specialized work and employees' increased reliance on communication technologies to complete tasks - trends that further complicate the evaluation of workers' knowledge and abilities. This volume draws upon original works, from scholars of diverse backgrounds, to explore how recent changes in the structure of organizational life have altered the nature of expertise. Specifically, this book aims to challenge the perspective that organizational expertise exists to be recognized and utilized, and offers an alternative lens that views expertise as emergent and constituted in communication among organizing actors. Examining the intersection of communication and expertise, within and across different contexts of organizing, offers new insights into the discursive, material, and structural influences that contribute to an understanding of expertise. This book offers a comprehensive view of organizational expertise by presenting theoretical frameworks for the study of expertise, providing reviews of how the study of expertise has evolved, applying perspectives on expertise to different domains of organizational practice, and presenting new directions for the study of the intersection of expertise, communication, and organizing. The result is a treatment that considers expertise in diverse forms and across a variety of contexts of organizing, and in doing so provides valuable content to researchers from multiple disciplinary backgrounds.

Communication, Expertise, and Organizing

Author: Assistant Professor Jeffrey W Treem

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 288

View: 114

Expertise is an intriguing construct. Though it is highly desired, it is commonly characterized by exclusivity or being something esoteric making it both seemingly difficult to acquire and understand. This opaqueness surrounding the nature of expertise in organizational contexts is coupled with greater demands for specialized work and employees' increased reliance on communication technologies to complete tasks - trends that further complicate the evaluation of workers' knowledge and abilities. This volume draws upon original works, from scholars of diverse backgrounds, to explore how recent changes in the structure of organizational life have altered the nature of expertise. Specifically, this book aims to challenge the perspective that organizational expertise exists to be recognized and utilized, and offers an alternative lens that views expertise as emergent and constituted in communication among organizing actors. Examining the intersection of communication and expertise, within and across different contexts of organizing, offers new insights into the discursive, material, and structural influences that contribute to an understanding of expertise. This book offers a comprehensive view of organizational expertise by presenting theoretical frameworks for the study of expertise, providing reviews of how the study of expertise has evolved, applying perspectives on expertise to different domains of organizational practice, and presenting new directions for the study of the intersection of expertise, communication, and organizing. The result is a treatment that considers expertise in diverse forms and across a variety of contexts of organizing, and in doing so provides valuable content to researchers from multiple disciplinary backgrounds.
Business & Economics

Transformative Practice and Research in Organizational Communication

Author: Salem, Philip J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 882

Communication creates organizations, and the ways individuals communicate determines the functions and processes of organizations. Understanding communication challenges is necessary in order to understand organizational successes and organizational change. Transformative Practice and Research in Organizational Communication is an essential reference publication featuring the latest scholarly research on the practice of organizational communication. The chapters cover a range of topics such as business expertise, social media, and capitalism. This book is ideally designed for academicians, students, professionals, and managers seeking current research on organizational communication practices.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Movements in Organizational Communication Research

Author: Jamie McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 327

Movements in Organizational Communication Research is an essential resource for anyone wishing to become familiar with the current state of organizational communication research and key trends in the field. Seasoned organizational communication scholars will find that the book provides unique insights by way of the intergenerational dialogue that is found in the book, as well as the contributors’ stories about their scholarly trajectories. Those who are new to the field will find that the book enables them to familiarize themselves with the field and become a part of the organizational communication scholarly community in an inviting and accessible way. Key features of the book include: A review of current issues and future directions in 13 topical areas of organizational communication research. Intergenerational dialogue and collaboration between both established and emerging scholars in their specialty areas. Reflections by the authors on their scholarly trajectories and how they became a part of the field. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter that prompt reflections and debate. The book also features online resources for instructors: Sample course syllabus Suggested case studies from the book Cases in Organization and Managerial Communication to align with this book’s chapters The book is recommended as the anchor text for introductory graduate-level courses and upper-level undergraduate courses in organizational communication. It is also an excellent supplementary text for advanced doctoral-level courses in organizational communication, and courses in related fields such as organization studies, organizational behavior, and management.
Business & Economics

Organizing Inclusion

Author: Marya L. Doerfel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 583

Organizing Inclusion brings communication experts together to examine issues of inclusion and exclusion, which have emerged as a major challenge as both society and the workforce become more diverse. Connecting communication theories to diversity and inclusion, and clarifying that inclusion is about the communication processes of organizations, institutions, and communities, the book explores how communication as an organizing phenomenon underlies systemic and institutionalized biases and generates practices that privilege certain groups while excluding or marginalizing others. Bringing a global perspective that transcends particular problems faced by Western cultures, the contributors address issues across sub-disciplines of communication studies, ranging from social and environmental activism to problems of race, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. With these various perspectives, the chapters go beyond demographic diversity by addressing interaction and structural processes that can be used to promote inclusion. Using these multiple theoretical frameworks, Organizing Inclusion is an intellectual resource for improving theoretical understanding and practical applications that come with ever more diverse people working, coordinating, and engaging one another. The book will be of great relevance to organizational stakeholders, human resource personnel and policy makers, as well as to scholars and students working in the fields of communication, management, and organization studies.
Communication in management

Communication Skills in the Organization

Author: Gary T. Hunt

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Communication in management

Page: 345

View: 290

This book focuses on the individual and emphasizes how to acquire and apply the skills that will bring communication success in an organizational setting. It places more emphasis on the cultivation of skills in both written and oral communication as it pertains more directly to the actualities of the contemporary organization.
Communication dans les organisations

Organizational Communication

Author: Gerald L. Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Communication dans les organisations

Page: 322

View: 602

Biography & Autobiography

Fundamentals of Organizational Communication

Author: Pamela Shockley-Zalabak

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 469

View: 980

This text presents the concepts of organizational communication within a unique competency- based approach that incorporates personal knowledge, interpersonal sensitivity, communication skills, and ethical values. Blending theory, analysis, and practice more extensively than any other text on the market, "Fundamentals of Organizational Communication" provides an introduction to major organizational communication issues and theories, as well as an immediate application of the concepts presented. New and Enduring Features A chapter on organizational change and communication has been added, giving the topic the individual attention and focus it needs and allowing for better understanding and discussion among students (Chapter 11). A new section focusing on crisis communication has been added. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks many organizations are looking at their crisis communication plans to be sure that they can handle a crisis requiring major strategic communication efforts. New cases and essays have been added to increase the understanding of theory. The competency-based approach integrates theory with opportunities for critical thinking and skill development. Original cases in each chapter and in the "Putting It All Together" sections give students opportunities to apply theory and concepts to real situations. Additional cases in the Instructor's Manual also can be used for class discussion and testing. A global focus throughout the text assists students in preparing for the changing nature of the workplace. Comprehensive coverage of major issues--including organizational conflict, leadership, values, diversity, technology, and ethical behavior--offers students a thoroughintroduction to the current field of organizational communication. Praise for "Fundamentals of Organizational Communication" "This text is current and uses relevant real-world examples, and as a former business manager and consultant for over twenty years, I found the currency to be lacking in many other books." "Sue Easton, Rollins College" "Personally, I am a great fan of the author and find her articles and scholarly work to be stimulating and leading edge--I found [her text] to be the same way." "Sue Easton, Rollins College"
Communication in management

Organizational Communication

Author: Gary L. Kreps

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Communication in management

Page: 339

View: 473

Language Arts & Disciplines

Strategic Organizational Communication in a Global Economy

Author: Charles Conrad

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 459

View: 571

From its inception almost 20 years ago, the goal of STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION has been to provide a unified description of the incredibly diverse array of ideas that make up the rapidly expanding field of organizational communication. Sophisticated, yet accessible, the text integrates research from a number of academic disciplines, while maintaining a relaxed, engaging writing style.
Business & Economics

Foundations of Organizational Communication

Author: Stephen P. Banks

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

View: 619

Foundations of Organizational Communication, 2/e is an engrossing collection of 36 classic and contemporary articles that highlight the basic issues, themes, and concepts of organizational communication.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Organizational Communication

Author: Eric M. Eisenberg

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 254

Organizational Communication covers the core theories and skills that organizational communication students need, sharing the very best of current scholarship, particularly as it relates to rapidly evolving topics like diversity, economics, and technology. Throughout, the book asks students to put what they’re learning into practice, always considering both the enabling and constraining aspects of communication. Striking this balance between creativity and constraint helps people achieve their professional and personal goals. Perhaps the most notable addition to the new edition is a new co-author. Marianne LeGreco, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. LaGreco is an Associate Professor in their Department of Communication Studies. Her expertise in organizational policy, community organizing, and the intersections of health and organizing add a new and exciting dimension to the text.