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  • Main Title The Emergence of Organization Through Communication


  • Author: Hope, Michael
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Byers, Lori
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Allison, John M., Jr.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Jr.
  • Committee Member: Gossett, John S.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2002-08
  • Digitized: 2007-07-13


  • English


  • Content Description: Taylor, Cooren, Giroux, and Robichaud (1996) theorize that an organization is created entirely through the interpretations of its members and it evolves as those conversations change. Demonstrating the Taylor et al. theory, the current study focuses on the outcomes of management vision and strategic planning sessions in a division of a large Southwestern University. It explores the ways organization emerges through the discourse of the managers, how text is amplified to support the organization as a whole, the ways organization continues to emerge in communication, and in what ways the emergent view of organization exists throughout the division. The results of the study support the Taylor et al. theory. Management participants created an expanded view of the organization through discourse and then linked it to the university as a whole. Evidence was found supporting continued reformulation but it was limited to the management participants and did not include hourly employees.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Communication in organizations.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Communication in education.
  • Keyword: Organizational communication
  • Keyword: culture
  • Keyword: management
  • Keyword: social construction
  • Keyword: interpretive theory


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Hope, Michael
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 50683025
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc3248


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Communication Studies
  • Academic Department: Department of Communication Studies
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas