ERIC Number: EJ416280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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The Construction of Knowledge in Organizations: Asking the Right Questions about the Challenger.
Winsor, Dorothy A.
Journal of Business and Technical Communication, v4 n2 p7-20 Sep 1990
Asserts that earlier investigations of the organizational communication failures that led to the space shuttle Challenger explosion asked the wrong question. Notes an erroneous focus on why the shuttle was launched despite widespread knowledge of technical problems. Concludes that sociology of technology and new rhetoricians can help form better questions about rhetoric in organizations. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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