Modern organizations are complex, paradoxical and continuously evolving. For organizations to survive and flourish, effective communication is critical. Generally, organizational communication research has tended to focus on communication, without integrating those processes with organizational theory, or to focus on organizations, without integrating communication with organizational structures. Recently, research on communication-as-constitutive of organizations has begun to address these interrelationships. However, this recent work is limited in its focus and scope of inquiry.

What is needed is a theoretical framework that integrates communicating and organizing, so that their complex interrelationships ...

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