Communication and Group Decision Making

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Randy Y. Hirokawa, Marshall Scott Poole
SAGE, 9 juli 1996 - 488 sidor
Despite the importance of group communication processes, they remain elusive and difficult to understand, and the type of theory necessary to make sense of these processes differs from those commonly found in the social sciences.

This collection of essays advances a unique perspective on group decision-making which is complementary to approaches taken in management, psychology and sociology. As the new edition of this book demonstrates, a number of strong theoretical frameworks have developed over the past 15 years together with considerable empirical evidence. The essays are distinctive both in their explicit focus on communication processes and in their location in a unique intellectual tradition. As such the book serves

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INTRODUCTION
3
A History
19
Functional Theory and Communication
55
Symbolic Convergence Theory and Communication
81
An Alternative Perspective
147
Small Group Communication May Not Influence
179
PROCESSES
215
Communication and Influence in Group
242
Communication and Group DecisionMaking
269
Leadership Skills and the Dialectics of Leadership
301
PROCEDURES
345
New Communication Technologies for Group
426
Index
463
About the Contributors
483
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Om författaren (1996)

M. Scott Poole (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison [communication arts]; M.A., Michigan State University [communication]; B.A., University of Wisconsin—Madison [communication arts]) is one of the nation’s top scholars in group communication and in organizational communication. Among his publications is one of the leading college textbooks on organizational communication (Strategic Organizational Communication, 5/e, Wadsworth); he is also co-editor of SAGE’s Handbook of Group Communication. He has been chair of the Organizational Communication Division of NCA and was the chair and founding member of NCA’s Group Communication Division. He is, or has been, a member of the following editorial journal boards: Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Academy of Management Review, Communication Theory, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Journal of Electronically-Mediated Communication, Journal of Organizational Discourse, Information and Organization.

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