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Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research: Multiple Perspectives is a book unlike any in the field. Each chapter is written by a prominent scholar who presents a theoretical perspective and discusses how he or she “engages” with it, personally examining what it means to study organizations. Rejecting the traditional model of a “reader,“ this volume demonstrates the intimate connections among theory, research, and personal experience. Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to be familiar with current trends in the field of organizational communication.

Conclusion: Engaging the Future of Organizational Communication Theory and Research
Conclusion: Engaging the future of organizational communication theory and research
Dennis K.Mumby

This book is rooted in the premise that organizational communication theory has, over the last 20 years, become wide-ranging and diverse in its epistemological, ontological, and methodological assumptions. This diversity reflects the growth and maturation of the field but also signals its increasing complexity. Today, students are faced with a dizzying array of theoretical perspectives and research agendas that require an intellectual familiarity that is difficult to attain and sustain, given recent developments in organizational communication. Our purpose has been to introduce students to the major theoretical developments, while neither claiming to be exhaustive nor providing simple overviews. Instead, the goal has been to present ...

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