This study accepted for publication December 6, 1977.
ORGANIZATIONS AS COMMUNICATION STRUCTURES: AN EMPIRICAL APPROACH1
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Human Communication Research
Volume 4, Issue 4, pages 283–293, June 1978
How to Cite
ROBERTS, K. H. and O'REILLY, C. A. (1978), ORGANIZATIONS AS COMMUNICATION STRUCTURES: AN EMPIRICAL APPROACH1. Human Communication Research, 4: 283–293. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.1978.tb00714.x
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- Version of Record online: 17 MAR 2006
This research has the limited objectives of exploring the similarity among several organizational communication and formal organizational structural variables, showing the dynamic nature of organizational structure when viewed in a communication perspective, and providing a way of viewing organizations in which the mechanisms used to aggregate initial building blocks to provide pictures of organizations are clear. Three organizations were mapped in communication terms. The results of the mappings were used to suggest directions for future research in organizational communication.