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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date February 14, 2014
Pages 192
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781138018310
ISBN-10 1138018317
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $54.95
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Gossip is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, widely found and variously practiced. Gossip and Organizations provides the reader with an analysis of gossip and informal knowledge across different national, organizational and cultural contexts, drawing upon empirical findings and the author's experiences of researching gossip in nursing and healthcare organizations and higher educational institutions. Kathryn Waddington aims to dispel once and for all the myth that women gossip and men have conversations, shattering the illusion that gossip at work is trivial talk.

This book challenges the assumption that gossip is a problem that should be discouraged. While there is undoubtedly a dark side to gossip, Kathryn Waddington argues that paying closer attention to gossip as organizational communication and knowledge enables exploration of other ways of seeing, interpreting and understanding organizations. Gossip is not merely an impediment of organizing, it is a form of organizing which shapes perceptions and actions, and can forewarn managers of future failure in organizational systems.

The complexity of gossip is such that a of range inter-disciplinary explanations is necessary in order to account for this form of communication and knowledge across multiple levels and spaces in and around organizations. Waddington provides a new evidence-based framework incorporating ethics, emotion, identity, sensemaking and power as a guide future research, theorizing and critical reflective and reflexive practice in the field of organizational gossip.



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Hardcover
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from Routledge (June 19, 2012)
9780415417853 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $145.00
About: Gossip is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, widely found and variously practiced.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Routledge (February 14, 2014)
9781138018310 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $54.95
About: Gossip is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, widely found and variously practiced.

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