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Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations
Stanley Deetz

Group and Public Communication: Organizational Communication


Theory Overview (9th Edition)

The naïve notion that communication is merely the transmission of information perpetuates managerialism, discursive closure, and the corporate colonization of everyday life. Language is the principal medium through which social reality is produced and reproduced. Managers can further a company’s health and democratic values by coordinating stakeholder participation in corporate decisions. (Critical and phenomenological traditions)

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