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ERIC Number: ED117758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
"General Systems Theory,""Modern Organizational Theory," and Organizational Communication.
Rogers, Don
In "modern organizational theory" communication is the focal point for the application of systems analysis to the functioning of an organization. "Systems" have been defined as interacting elements. If the elements interacting are entirely internal, the system is closed; while if the interaction is among internal and external elements, the system is open. Since scholars investigate the behaviors--and their consequences--of the communicative processes within an organization, the use of the open systems approach for this investigation permits more accurate examination of the information diffusion which coordinates, controls, and evaluates the activities of persons within an organization. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper prepared for a course in Speech Communication, SUNY at Buffalo, October 1973