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Organizations are primary sites of meaning-making, identity formation, knowledge production, security, health and wellness, strategic communication and democracy in contemporary society. Because organizations are increasingly complex, our organizational communication area adopts a multi-perspective, dynamic approach to the study of organizational life.
The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication organizational communication area offers a combination of strengths focused on the interface between the narrative study of discourse and the analytic study of talk. Our faculty's outstanding and varied expertise in ethnography, our development of specialized research settings for ubiquitous study of communication, and our continuing innovations in technology for qualitative and quantitative research offer our students an unparalleled learning experience.
Recent research at ASU has studied how communication in organizations