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Book Reviews : Handbook of Organizational Communication. Gerald M. Goldhaber and George A. Barnett, eds. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1988. Hardback, 502 pages

Book Reviews : Handbook of Organizational Communication. Gerald M. Goldhaber and George A. Barnett, eds. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1988. Hardback, 502 pages

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273 Book ReviewsHandbook of Organizational Communication. Gerald M. Goldhaber and George A. Barnett, eds. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1988. Hardback, 502 pages SAGE Publications, Inc.1989DOI: 10.1177/002194368902600306 The Handbook of Organizational Communication is a valuable resource for anyone interested in business communication research. Despite the title "handbook," it is actually a collection of essays and can be read as text, as well as consulted for specific information when a question arises. Editors Gerald M. Goldhaber and George A. Barnett, from the State University of New York - Buffalo, have put together an impressive cast of contributors, including W. Charles Redding, Osmo A. Wiio, Lee Thayer, and 27 others. As a field, organizational communication overlaps greatly with business communication though each encompasses areas of concern that the other excludes. In organizational communication, most of the organizations studied are businesses in the broad sense. Virtually all theory, research methods, fmdings, and implications of organizational communication pertain to the issues raised in the field of business communication. Thus, most readers of this journal will find the Handbook of Organizational Communication useful. In the Foreword, Goldhaber and Barnett state that their purpose is to answer the following questions: "What is the current intellectual state
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