Secrecy and communication: towards a research agenda

Fan, Ziyun, Costas, Jana and Grey, Chris (2017) Secrecy and communication: towards a research agenda. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 22 (4). pp. 562-566. ISSN 1356-3289

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/CCIJ-08-2017-0076

Abstract

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to identify possible lines of research relating to communication and secrecy.

Design/methodology/approach
This paper is a conceptual essay drawing on recent research on secrecy.

Findings
The findings suggest that secrecy entails the communication of rules about communication, and that secrecy can play a role in the communicative constitution of organizations.

Originality/value
The paper is innovative in configuring secrecy as a form of communication rather than being the opposite of communication, and in showing the linkages between what are normally two separate domains of research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Communication, Secrecy, Communicative constitution of organizations, Rules of communication
Subjects: N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 17:02
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 14:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38147

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