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SCOM 450: Advanced Studies in Organizational Communication                

Finding Books!
Much of the background and further explanation or application of a theory will happen in a book.  Try these subjects to put your hands on these sources. 


Subject Heading Retrieves
Communication in Organizations United States IABC Handbook of Organizational Communication
Communication in Organizations Destructive Organizational Communication:  Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing
Communication in Organizations - auditing Auditing Organizational Communication:  A handbook of research, theory and practice
Communication in personnel management The Art of Constructive Confrontation:  How to achieve more accountability with less conflict
Communication in medicine Communication in Healthcare settings:  Policy, participation, and new technologies
Employee orientation OR employees training of Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting & Orienting New Employees
Business communication - blogs Blog Rules:  A business guide to managing policy, public relations and legal issues.

Finding Articles!

You can also look for articles.  Articles typically will investigate a given theory in practice, so how the theory plays out in the "real world."  Articles will be narrower in focus, might assume the reader is already familiar with the basics of the theory, and will written for a scholarly audience. 

Organizational Communication topics are multi and inter-disciplinary.  Depending on your topic, you might also find these resources helpful:

Resource Covers
Communication and Mass Media Complete org comm issues in scholarly communication journals
Sociological Abstracts sources for specific populations (prisons, businesses, non-profit groups)
ERIC Org communication issues in school or educational settings, teaching adults
ABI Inform or  Business Source Complete Treatment of your issue in a business, personnel, management or human resources like sources.
Hospitality and Tourism Complete trade shows, corporate events



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