Journal of Management (1991)

Author: Boyd, B.

Date: 1991

Title: Corporate linkages and organizational environment: A test of the resources dependence model

Abstract: This article reviews recent theoretical developments in four areas of organizational communication that have a common concern with information processing: communication media choice, computer-supported group decision making, communication technology and organizational design, and communication networks.  For each topic, the article includes a review of current theory, an assessment of the empirical evidence to date, and proposals for further theoretical and empirical development.  The wealth of scholarship in these areas in the last 5 years testifies well to the substantial contribution of information processing-related theories to a new core of organizational communication theory.

Keywords:

organizational communication

communication networks

organization design