Author

Linda Coleman

Defense Date

12-17-2010

Graduation Date

2010

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Communication and Rhetorical Studies

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Pat Arneson

Committee Member

Janie Fritz

Committee Member

Ronald C Arnett

Keywords

Diversity, Gender, Inclusion, Organizational history, Social responsibility, Steel industry

Abstract

This work examines the development of organizational communication through significant historic periods in the United States. Each chapter is examined in the context of social responsibility, diversity, and inclusion. The work concludes with a case study of the United States Steel Corporation as an example of an historically grounded organization that remained philosophically grounded in their core mission and values as set forth by Elbert Gary, their first president and CEO. Additive change and the need to remain attuned to the historic moment while moving toward the future is explored.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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