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ERIC Number: ED120834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 17
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A Brief Background of the ICA (International Communication Association) Audit.
Krivonos, Paul D.
This paper examines the International Communication Association (ICA) audit, the aim of which is to establish an integrated communication audit system and a multimethod approach to the auditing of the communication of an organization. Many of an organization's communication variables and concepts are examined so that strengths and weaknesses in the system of communication can be identified. The benefits the clients of the ICA audit will gain are: a better understanding of the nature of their communication as they fit into a broader system instead of working in isolation; and maps of the operational communication network. The audit would allow for the improvement of the academic scholarship concerning organizational communication on both theoretical and practical levels. The audit typically takes five to six months from the initial contact with the client organization to the presentation of the final report, with the actual administration of the audit taking about four months. The background, rationale, and history of the development of the ICA audit since 1964 are discussed. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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