Cliff Scott

Cliff Scott

Communication Studies

Appearing in outlets as diverse as Management Communication Quarterly, Human Resource Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Theory and Communication Monographs, Cliff Scott’s research on organizational communication concerns occupational safety and health, organizational socialization, high reliability organizing and work meetings. He teaches classes on communication theory, organizational communication, organizational science, and research methods. Cliff also serves as a consultant for local organizations through UNC Charlotte’s Organizational Science Consulting and Research Unit.

B.S., Bradley University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Curiculum Vitae

Favorite Articles:
Barley, S. R. (1986). Technology as an occasion for structuring: Evidence from observations of CT scanners and the social order of radiology departments. Administrative Science Quarterly, 31, 78-108.

Haas, J. (1977). Learning real feelings: A study of high steel ironworkers’ reactions to fear and danger. Work and Occupations, 4(2), 147-170.

Axley, S. R. (1984). Managerial and organizational communication in terms of the conduit metaphor. Academy of Management Review, 9(3), 428-437.

Research Interests:
Organizational communication, high reliability organizing, occupational safety, sensemaking, organizational socialization, meetings.

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