ERIC Number: ED252892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Culture--A Focus on Contemporary Theory/Research in Organizational Communication.
Sotirin, Patricia J.
Defining organizational culture as the amalgam of beliefs, mythology, values, and rituals that, even more than its products, differentiates it from other organizations, this paper demonstrates its utility as a synthesizing focus on current ideas about communication in organizations. Modes of thought, dominant paradigms, perspectives on communication and organizations, and research approaches are reviewed using organizational culture as both a basis for comparison and a point of correlation. Divided into nine sections, the paper reviews theories espoused by such researchers as Linda Putnam, George Cheney, Michael Pacanowsky, Nick O'Donnell-Trujillo, and Andrew Pettigrew. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Organizational Culture
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1984).