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ERIC Number: EJ1003431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1090-4018
Robert Bostrom's Contribution to Listening in Organizational Contexts
Brownell, Judi
International Journal of Listening, v27 n2 p101-103 2013
Robert Bostrom has not only left a listening legacy, but he was also a pioneer in the larger discipline of communication. Bostrom was one of the first scholars to focus on the dynamics of interpersonal contexts, thereby directly contributing to the transition of our field from "speech" to "communication." Early on he recognized the importance of relational issues and reciprocity, concepts that would later become particularly important to listening researchers and practitioners. In this early work, when the discipline was concerned almost exclusively with the creation and sending of messages, he emphasized the importance of "listener involvement" in the communication process and, from the beginning, demonstrated a commitment to reveal the relevance of communication in everyday contexts (Andersch, Staats, & Bostrom, 1969).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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