Environment

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The term environment refers to the internal and external context in which organizations operate. For some scholars, environment is defined as an arrangement of political, economic, social and cultural factors existing in a given context that have an impact on organizational processes and structures. For others, environment is a generic term describing a large variety of stakeholders and how these interact and act upon organizations. Organizations and their environment are mutually interdependent and organizational communications are highly affected by the environment. This entry examines the origin and development of organization-environment interdependence, the nature of the concept of environment and its relevance for communication scholarships and activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication
EditorsCraig R. Scott, Laurie K. Lewis
Number of pages21
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Publication yearMar 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781118955567
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StatePublished - Mar 2017
SeriesWiley-Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication Series

    Research areas

  • Organization-environment interdependence, stakeholder relations, environmental factors

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