This book focuses on the current research on and implications of globalization for social organizations and the study of organizational communication. The chapters are wide-ranging in terms of how they approach international and intercultural issues. The authors draw on a wide range of literatures: international development, international migration, postcolonialism, and social movements. The organizations studied represent all major sectors and a variety of national and ethnic contexts and the chapters feature empirical, interpretive and critical postures toward research and engage practical as well as theoretical issues. The authors reflect on the changing shapes of organizations and institutions in today's world.
Introduction, George A. Barnett and George Cheney. Meanings Of Diversity Management. Cultural Diversity Training: A Critical (Ironic) Cartography of Advocacy and Oppositional Silences, Susan Hafen. Through the Subject's Eye: Situating the Other in Discourses of Diversity, Debashish Munshi. Cross-Cultural Identities And Tensions. How Relevant is Trust Anyway? A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Trust in Organizational and Peer Relationships, Deborah A. Cai and Chun-ju Flora Hung. Data-Driven Dynamic Models (3-D) for Intercultural Communication and Diversity Training in Organizations, Catherine Becker. One Million Initial Conditions: At-one-ment as Organizational Coherence, Renee Houston and Mark Lawrence McPhail. Focus On Mexican Organizations. Possessing a ""Sense of Community"": A Study of Employee Perceptions in Selected Organizations in Mexico, Hector R. Diaz-Saenz and Patricia D. Witherspoon. An Interpretive Study Messages and Organizational Culture in a Mexican Multinational Company, Mariela Prez Chavarria. Studies In A Global Perspective. The Myth of the Nongovernmental Organization: Governmentality and Transnationalism in an Indian NGO, Shiv Ganesh. Organizational Communication and Globally Displaced Perimeter Populations: A Neglected Challenge for Intercultural Communications Training, Phyllis Bo-yuen Ngail and Peter J. Koehn. Author Index. Subject Index.