James R. Taylor, Elizabeth J. Van Every, "The Emergent Organization: Communication As Its Site and Surface (Lea's Communication Series)"
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum | 1999-11-01 | ISBN 0805821937 | PDF | 368 pages | 1 MB
Today's organizations face a wide variety of challenges, including such contradictions as maintaining unity of action while becoming increasingly diverse. Even the definition of organization is changing and evolving. In this monograph, the authors apply their academic and professional experience to address the notion of "organization," setting forth communication as the essential modality for the constitution of organization–explaining how an organization can at the same time be both local and global, and how these properties which give organization continuity over time and across geographically dispersed situations also come to be manifested in the day-to-day of human interpersonal exchange.