List of Tables and Figures
Chapter 1: Why is Organizational Dissent Relevant?
Chapter 2: What is Organizational Dissent?
Chapter 3: How Do We Make Sense of Organizational Dissent?
Chapter 4: What Triggers Organizational Dissent
Chapter 5: How Do Employees Express Dissent?
Chapter 6: Upward Dissent Anyone?
Chapter 7: Can Organizational Dissent Be Managed Well?
"Kassing convinces the reader that the question of organizational dissent is of singular importance in the study of organizational communication. The book provides an interesting synthesis of the attitude research designed to tease out the intricacies of dissent, and it is replete with the stories of some of our most important dissenters."
Tim Hegstrom, San Jose State University
"Dissent in Organizations is an important book for students, scholars, and indeed citizens in general. Kassing widens and deepens our understanding of why and how dissent occurs in organizations. Above all, this book helps to build an important bridge between our understanding of what we do during a huge proportion of the hours of our lives - that is, work - and our common commitment to democratic practices."
George Cheney, University of Texas at Austin
"Dissent in Organizations is a ‘must read' if you have ever made suggestions for change and been surprised at others' reactions. The book provides an insightful and interesting integration of research on dissent across multiple disciplines. It is full of excellent examples that have immediate relevance to managers and employees across all types of organizations."
Linn Van Dyne, Michigan State University
• Introduces the key topic of dissent in the workplace for undergraduate students
• Shows the links between research on dissent and broader topics in organizational communication such as conflict, organizational change, and leadership
• Is designed to work as a supplementary textbook, complementing broader overviews
• Written by a scholar who is noted for cutting edge research in this area