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Corporate & Organizational


Organizational communication focuses on the intersection of two complex concepts – organization and communication. Organizational communication involves social collectives embedded in larger environment in which people influences one another in the process of accomplishing collective and individual goals. The study of organizational communication, then, is the consideration of how the context of the organization influences communication processes. To this end, scholars have explored and are exploring how face to face, electronic mediated, and new media influence communication in organization be it group, interpersonal, intergroup, and inter-organizational. Furthermore, organizational communication encompasses a variety of industries, be it healthcare, governmental, and non governmental. Scholars in the College of Media & Communication are experts in organizational communication who look at how communication is used within and outside organizations and how it affects their overall mission and objective.

Selected Publications

Olaniran, B. A. (2018). Social media as communication channel in emerging economies: a closer look at cultural implications. Journal of Advances in Management Research, 15 (2), pp.130-145, https://doi.org/10.1108/JAMR-04-2017-0050

Olaniran, B. A. (2018). Violence against migrant women workers (MWWs). In Y. Mao & R. Ahmed (Eds.). Culture, Migration and Health Communication in a Global Context (pp. 156-174). New York, NY: Routledge.

Zhang, Y., Lauche, R., Sibbritt, D., Olaniran, B., Cook, R., & Adams. J. (2017). Comparison of health information technology use between American adults with and without chronic health conditions: Findings from the National health interview survey 2012. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(10), http://www.jmir.org/2017/10/e355

Olaniran, B. A., & Zhang, Y. (2016). Rethinking ICTs and E-Health: A Focus on Issues and Challenges. In M. Cruz-Cunha, I. Miranda., R. Martinho., and R. Rijo (Eds.). Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine (pp. 998-1012). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Olaniran, B. A. (2013). Videoconferencing: A Technology with Promises and Challenges—Case Study with IVC in an Undergraduate Course. Electronic Journal of Communication (EJC)/La Revue de Communication, 23(1 & 2).

Corporate & Organizational
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