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.

Engaging Organization Through Worldview

Engaging organization through worldview
James R.Taylor

This is a chapter about the quest for a theory. It is not an account of the empirical research I have engaged in. Instead, it is the story of a personal odyssey that I undertook beginning in graduate school, without any clear idea of where my voyage eventually would take me. My motivation was a question that I could not answer but could not quite put out of my mind: “What is an organization?” The chronicle that follows is a cleaned-up version of that quest. I have omitted the many false starts I made, and the many dead ends I found myself in, along the way. But in its essentials, the chronicle is as true to my ...

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