Journals Higher Education

$59.95

Paperback

01 January 1993

238 Pages | halftones & line illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195329667


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Organizational Communication Imperatives

Lessons of the Space Program

Phillip K. Tompkins

Organizational Communication Imperatives: Lessons of the Space Program, by Phillip K. Tompkins, provides unparalleled insight into the communication successes and failures of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. It spans a 25-year period--from the Apollo Program to the present-day dilemmas of the space program. Much of the book focuses on communication problems involved in the Challenger disaster. Tompkins is a master of what Clifford Geertz called "thick description." The result is a compelling, richly-detailed case study that brings alive the field of communication to students. This text eases the job of teaching by providing students with a narrative that stimulates interest, contextualizes abstract principles, and leads students into theory with greater understanding.

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