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Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research: Multiple Perspectives

by Steve May and Dennis Mumby SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
10/2004
ISBN:
9780761928485
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Hbk 320 pages
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''This book offers a refreshing and engaging overview of the ways some research traditions in organizational communication have unfolded over time and continue to be connected to everyday, real events.'' Patrice Buzzanell,Purdue University

1. Introduction: Thinking about Engagement - Dennis K. Mumby and Steve May 2. Postpositivism - Steven R. Corman 3. Social Constructionism - Brenda J. Allen 4. Theorizing about Rhetoric and Organizations: Classical, Interpretive, and Critical Aspects - Geo

Dennis K. Mumby (Ph.D. and M.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; B.A., Sheffield Hallam University [UK]) has research interests focusing on critical and postmodern approaches to the connections among power, discourse, gender, and identity in organizational settings. Prior to joining UNC in 2002, he held positions at Purdue University, Arizona State University, Rutgers University, and St. Cloud State University. He is widely published in journals and books (many with SAGE) is currently under contract with SAGE to co-edit a book on organizational communication theories . He is the recipient of numerous awards for his teaching and his research from both universities and professional academic associations. (Ph.D. and M.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; B.A., Sheffield Hallam University [UK]) has research interests focusing on critical and postmodern approaches to the connections among power, discourse, gender, and identity in organizational settings. Prior to joining UNC in 2002, he held positions at Purdue University, Arizona State University, Rutgers University, and St. Cloud State University. He is widely published in journals and books (many with SAGE) is currently under contract with SAGE to co-edit a book on organizational communication theories He is the recipient of numerous awards for his teaching and his research from both universities and professional academic associations. Steve May (Ph.D., University of Utah, 1993) is associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also currently a Leadership Fellow at the Institute for the Arts and the Humanities, an Ethics Fellow at the Parr Ethics Center, and a researcher and ethics consultant for the Ethics at Work program at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. His current research focuses on the relationship between work and identity, as it relates to the boundaries of public/private, work/family, and labor/leisure. His research has explored the role of corporate counseling programs during organizational change and crisis, including downsizing, labor strikes, and accidents. Most recently, he has studied the challenges and opportunities for organizational ethics and corporate social responsibility. His most recent book project was Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research: Multiple Perspectives , co-edited with Dennis Mumby. His next book, The Debates Over Corporate Social Responsibility , co-edited with George Cheney and Juliet Roper, will be published in 2006 by Oxford University Press. His organizational communication research has been published in journals such as Management Communication Quarterly , Journal of Applied Communication Research , Rhetoric and Public Affairs , Public Policy Yearbook , and Organizational Communication: Emerging Perspectives . He is a past Forum Editor of Management Communication Quarterly and Associate Editor of The Journal of Applied Communication Research and The Journal of Business Communication .