Leader perspectives of organizational growth and communication

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2006-05

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This study examines the growth phase of the organizational life cycle and its impact on internal and external organizational communication. A qualitative case study of a national nonprofit operating foundation was performed, revealing several changes brought on by the recent growth of the organization. Interviews with the organization's leaders and other members reveal the communicative challenges experienced within the organization. Findings bolster previous claims presented by organizational scholars and highlight the role of communication in the organizational growth process. Further, three hypotheses regarding organizational growth and communication are proposed for future research regarding growth in the field of organizational communication.

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