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Communicative Constitutions of Organizations
Robert McPhee

Group and Public Communication: Organizational Communication


 

Theory Overview (9th Edition)

Communication calls organization into being. Such constitutive communication is patterned into four flows: membership negotiation, self-structuring, activity coordination, and institutional positioning. All four fl ows are necessary for organization to occur, although time and space often separate where each fl ow appears. (Sociocultural tradition)

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