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COMMUNICATION THEORY Critical Theory of Communication Approach to Organizations Slide 1
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2 Theories of Power Relations Power Perceived Interest Resources
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How do organizations make money? - Sell products for more than they cost to make. - Pay workers less than their services generate. - The average American workweek has increased from 40 to 50 hours (leisure time - 10 hours ) - 85% of families--working mothers (decreased standard of living)
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4 Deetz-Corporate Colonization The encroachment of modern corporations into every area of life outside the workplace.
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5 Deetz-Corporate Colonization - corporations are the dominant force in the society - they have more power than religious institutions, the state, or the family
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6 - Corporations decide on the use of natural resources, development of new technologies, product availability, and working relations among people
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7 The Case of France Telecom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
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8 Causes that triggered the crisis - dictatorial language style: “I am the boss” “Plenty of people out there would want to get this job.” - choice is limited to loyalty “love it or leave it”
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course COM 102 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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critical%20approaches%20to%20orgs - Slide 1 COMMUNICATION...

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