Interacting and Organizing
Analyses of a Management Meeting
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Interacting and Organizing by Francois Cooren
Book DescriptionThis work provides an exceptional case study, shedding light onto the functioning of an actual corporate board of directors. It presents analysis of a series of corporate management meetings shown in the 1974 documentary film, Corporation: After Mr. Sam. The film chronicles the discussion and communication processes as a company considers how to replace its president, and it serves as a unique opportunity for analysis of real-world organizational discourse. With an impressive list of prominent contributors, Interacting and Organizing: Analyses of a Management Meeting employs the dual perspectives of organizational communication and language and social interaction (LSI) to examine the film. It is arranged around specific topics, analyzed separately by organizational communication and LSI scholars. Editor Francois Cooren provides an introduction for each topic, and a comparison and synthesis conclude each part. Readers will appreciate the information presented, as it is an arena typically off-limits to outside eyes. The transcript of the film is included as an appendix to the volume. This volume is appropriate for use in advanced courses and seminars in organizational communication, LSI, management, and organizational behavior. With its distinctive approach to studying the film's content, it will be invaluable to scholars, researchers, and graduate students in organizational communication, LSI, and management.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805848564
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Francois Cooren
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Organizational Discourse: Communication and Constitution, Hardback (November 2014)
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Organization and Organizing, Paperback (April 2013)
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Communication as Organizing, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Francois Cooren
Provides a synthesis of the various lines of research on constituting organizations through communication. This book includes definitions and explanations of sophisticated issues for readers who may not have an understanding of the subject area. It is suitable for use in advanced seminars and graduate courses.
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