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Multi-point Cooperative Communication Systems: Theory and Applications,
Multi-point Cooperative Communication Systems: Theory and Applications mainly discusses multi-point cooperative communication technologies which are used to overcome the long-standing problem of limited transmission rate caused by the inter-point interference. Instead of combating the interference, recent progress in both academia and industrial standardizations has evolved to adopt the philosophy of "exploiting" the interference to improve the transmission rate by cooperating among multiple points. This book addresses the multi-point cooperative communication system systematically giving the.
by Ming Ding
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Persuasion,Theory and Research
This comprehensive text provides a thorough and critical treatment of persuasion theory and research from a social science perspective. Daniel J. O'Keefe includes a discussion of research on the production of persuasive messages as well as more traditional research on the study of message effects. The new edition contains more coverage of the theory of reasoned action, a new chapter on functional approaches to attitude, a new chapter on behavioral change, new material on persuasive campaigns, and updated research citations and examples.
by Daniel J. O'Keefe
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Effective Internal Communication,
Internal communication has previously been overlooked in standard approaches to public relations, both in theory and in practice. The second edition of Effective Internal Communication explores the ways in which attitude is fast changing as more and more organizations recognise that good communication with their workforce is vital for continued success and profitability.In a practical and jargon-free style, Effective Internal Communication looks at how internal communication is conducted across the different sectors and in organizations of differing sizes and complexity. Crammed with practical examples and useful advice, the book contains numerous topical case studies that serve to bring theory and often complex issues to life.This completely up-to-date second edition looks at a wide range of issues related to internal communication, including managing internal communication, internal communication across the sectors, the legal framework, the measurement of results, the effects of technology and managing change.The new edition also contains new chapters on communicating in a crisis, leadership by mid-level managers, and the future of internal communication.
by Lyn Smith
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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric,
The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of the latest research--as well as the foundational teachings--in this broad field. Featuring 150 original, signed articles by leading scholars from many different fields of study it brings together knowledge from classics, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech and communications. The Encyclopedia surveys basic concepts (speaker, style and audience); elements; genres; terms (fallacies, figures of speech); and the rhetoric of non-Western cultures and cultural movements. It covers rhetoric as the art of proof and persuasion; as the language of public speech and communication; and as a theoretical approach and critical tool used in the study of literature, art, and culture at large, including new forms of communication such as the internet. The Encyclopedia is the most wide ranging reference work of its kind, combining theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance and communication. Cross-references, bibliographies after each article, and synoptic and topical indexes further enhance the work. Written for students, teachers, scholars and writers the Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is the definitive reference work on this powerful discipline.
by Thomas O. Sloane
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Complexity Theory and Project Management,

by Wanda Curlee
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Theory and Applications of Models of Computation,4th International Conference, TAMC 2007, Shanghai, China, May 22-25, 2007, Proceedings
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation, TAMC 2007, held in Shanghai, China in May 2007. The 67 revised full papers presented together with 2 plenary lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from over 500 submissions. All major areas in computer science, mathematics (especially logic) and the physical sciences particularly with regard to computation and computability theory are addressed. The papers particularly focus on algorithms, complexity and computability theory, giving the conference a special flavor and distinction.
by Jin-Yi Cai
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Public Relations,Fresh Perspectives

by M. Chaka, D. Botha
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New Directions for Organization Theory : Problems and Prospects,Problems and Prospects
In New Directions for Organization Theory, Jeffrey Pfeffer offers a comprehensive analysis and overview of the field of organization theory and its research literature. This work traces the evolution of organization studies, particularly its more recent history, and highlights the principle concepts and controversies characterizing the study of organizations. Pfeffer argues that the world of organizations has changed in several important ways, including the increasing externalization of employment and the growing use of contingent workers; the changing size distribution of organizations, with a larger proportion of smaller organizations; the increasing influence of external capital markets on organizational decision-making and a concomitant decrease in managerial autonomy; and increasing salary inequality within organizations in the US compared both to the past and to other industrialized nations. These changes and their public policy implications make it especially important to understand organizations as social entities. But Pfeffer questions whether the research literature of organization studies has either addressed these changes and their causes or made much of a contribution to the discussion of public policy. New Directions for Organization Theory provides a clear, accessible summary of the current state of organization studies, skillfully synthesizing diverse research and presenting it in an orderly, insightful manner. It offers suggestions for the development of the field, including a call to focus more on issues of design and to use the ability to understand real phenomena to help distinguish among theoretical approaches. A major scholar in the field of organization theory, Jeffrey Pfeffer offers a perspective on its current state that will be of interest and value to scholars and graduate students interested in organizations.
by Graduate School of Business Stanford University Jeffrey Pfeffer Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior
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Incorporating Database Education Into the Graduate Technical Communication Curriculum,
Next, twelve graduate programs were analyzed for their database educational requirements to show that the need for database skills was not being met in techcomm graduate programs.
by Gordon Scott Gehrs
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Theory of Cryptography,Third Theory of Cryptography Conference, TCC 2006, New York, NY, USA, March 4-7, 2006 : Proceedings
TCC 2006 was the third Theory of Cryptography Conference, which was held at Columbia University in Manhattan, New York, March 4-7, 2006. TCC 2006 was sponsored by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and organized in cooperation with the Computer Science Department of Columbia University. The local arrangements chair was Tal Malkin. The Program Committee, consisting of 13 members, received 91 submissions and selected for publication 31 of these submissions. The quality of the s- missions was very high, and the selection process was a challenging one. The proceedings consist of the revised versions of these 31 papers. Revisions were not checked as to their contents, and the authors bear full responsibility for the contents of their papers. In addition to the 31 accepted papers, the p- gram included two tutorials: A tutorial on “Black-Box Separation Results” by Omer Reingold and a tutorial on “Non-Black-Box Techniques” by Boaz Barak. The conference featured a rump session for informal short presentations of new results, chaired by Charlie Racko? and boosted by Tequilas! WeareindebttothemanypeoplewhocontributedtothesuccessofTCC2006, andweapologizeforthosewhomwehaveforgottentomention.Firstandforemost we thank the authors who submitted their papers to TCC 2006; a conference is onlyasgoodasthesubmissionsthatitreceives.TheProgramCommitteemembers madeaconcentratede?ortduringtheshortreviewperiodcontributingtheirtime, knowledge, expertise and taste, and for that we are extremely grateful. We also thank the large number of external reviewers who assisted the committee in the reviewprocess. AheartfeltthanksgoestoourlocalarrangementschairTalMalkinandher- sistant Sophie Majewski for facilitating the communication with Columbia U- versity.Theirhardworkmadethelocalarrangementsane?ortlessprocessforus.
by Shai Halevi
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Communication Yearbook 27,
Communication Yearbook 27 is devoted to publishing state-of-the-art literature reviews in which authors critique and synthesize a body of communication research. This volume continues the tradition of publishing critical, integrative reviews of specific lines of research. Chapters focus on an organizational communication challenge to the discourse of work and family research; recovering women's voice; empowerment and communication; participatory communication for social change; and the problematics of dialogue and power. In addition, chapters discuss the megaphone effect; the effects of television on group vitality; the empowerment of feminist scholarship in public relations and the building of a feminist paradigm; control, resistance, and empowerment in raced, gendered, and classed work contexts; credibility for the 21st century; and communicating disability.
by Pamela J. Kalbfleisch
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Argumentation Theory and the Rhetoric of Assent,
Contemporary essays address the central problem of power in assent rhetoric.
by David Cratis Williams
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Political Communication Online,Structures, Functions, and Challenges
The impact of the Internet on political communication has been significant and multifaceted: it expanded the reach of political messages; opened the floodgates of decontextualization and intercultural misunderstanding; made room for new genres and forms; and allowed for the incorporation of every previously existing communication mode into complex multilayered documents. Political Communication Online places these developments in their social and media context, covers various disciplinary backgrounds and how they can contribute to a common understanding of the evolving online media landscape, and proposes a novel methodological tool for the analysis of political communication online. Seizov offers an approach that places context at the core of the theoretical and methodological discussion by discussing the traits of online communication that make it a unique communication environment. The book then brings together different disciplines which have important contributions for the study of political communication online but have not been integrated for this purpose so far, such as visual communication, multimodal research, and cognitive psychology. Seizov introduces the book’s main theoretical and methodological contribution to multimodal document analysis, the annotation scheme "Imagery and Communication in Online Narratives" (ICON), and explores how the ICON approach works in practice. Taking four distinct genres of online political communication – news, election campaigns, NGOs, and social movements – the book presents the analyses of convenience samples from each of them in detail. This text features a comprehensive theoretical discussion of vital current developments in online political communication, places these developments in context, and couples that with a practical demonstration of the novel methodology it proposes.
by Ognyan Seizov
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Successful Program Management,Complexity Theory, Communication, and Leadership
Complexity theory is a great, untapped resource in the field of management. Experts agree that it can be a powerful tool for managing complex and virtual programs, but there is little material available to guide program managers on how to use complexity theory to communicate and lead effectively. Filling this void, Successful Program Management: Complexity Theory, Communication, and Leadership identifies the best leadership types for complex program environments. It goes beyond what is currently available in program management standards to outline powerful solutions to the macro and micro program issues facing program managers. Using language that is easy to understand, the book describes practical complexity theory techniques for establishing clear and effective communications in a virtual environment. It explains what it takes to communicate strategically to all parties involved and addresses the communication issues common to most programs, including stakeholder communication, project team communication, and shareholder communication. The information presented in this book is supported by peer review research. Each section includes a case study, section quiz, and discussion questions to reinforce learning. The book includes numerous tools, templates, and techniques that can be helpful to the seasoned program manager as well as program managers who are leading for the first time. Clarifying the nuances of complexity theory, the text will help you focus your strategic energies on the right things and arm you and your team with the skills, tools, and techniques needed to succeed in today’s program environment.
by Wanda Curlee
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Technology, Literacy, Learning,A Multimodal Approach
With the recent explosion of technology into the world of education across the globe, this book sets out a framework for rethinking the three key areas of schooling that are most affected by technology's impact on education today: knowledge as curriculum; learning and pedagogy and literacy across the curriculum. A well-known author in this field, Jewitt takes the reader through an analysis of teaching and learning with materials such as CD-ROMs, websites, the Internet, computer programming applications and computer games, relating each in turn to the main curriculum topics. Through this detailed scrutiny the following questions emerge: How do the new technologies reshape knowledge as curriculum? How does the use of new technologies in the classroom reshape learning pedagogy? As writing moves from page to screen, what is the impact on students' situated literacy practices and how does it effect learning? Through these questions, this book demonstrates that mode, technology and curriculum knowledge are fundamentally connected and describes how teacher and student roles in the classroom could be altered in the face of new technologies.
by Carey Jewitt
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