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ERIC Number: EJ525865
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0893-3189
Designing Discourse: A Critical Analysis of Strategic Ambiguity and Workplace Control.
Markham, Annette
Management Communication Quarterly, v9 n4 p389-421 May 1996
Provides a critical ethnographic account of how members of a small design company experienced a work environment riddled with ambiguous communication. States that although management's objective in providing vague goals was to spark creative freedom, employees experienced the environment as paradoxical and constraining. Contends that interplay of ambiguous discourse and organizational power can construct complex structures of control. (PA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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