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What do we mean by an Institutional History of Internal Communication?

Institutional accounts of organizational history do not simply write a narrative of events, nor do they see organizational history as necessarily being driven by a need for greater efficiency and functional optimization. Instead, our institutional approach will consider how developments in internal communication serve to legitimize and provide meaning and value to organizations. Institutionalization is …

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An Institutional History of Internal Communication in the UK

‘An Institutional History of Internal Communication in the UK’ is a three-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UKRI) being undertaken by researchers at Brunel University and the University of Exeter, which will examine the archival records of twenty UK organisations. Internal communication lacks the professional identity associated with occupations like …

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