Integrated internal communications: a multidisciplinary perspective

Hanna K. Kalla (Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland)

Corporate Communications: An International Journal

ISSN: 1356-3289

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

This article's purpose is to explore the multidisciplinary nature of internal communications, and argue that an integrated approach to internal communications is beneficial when assessing knowledge sharing in organisations.

Design/methodology/approach

This article presents a review of relevant current literature, and explores the issue through qualitative interview data from a world‐leading multinational companies (MNC).

Findings

The empirical data provide support for the integrated view, and also enhance our understanding of knowledge sharing as an important and strategic function of integrated internal communications.

Originality/value

The integrated perspective here contributes to the understanding of internal communications in two ways. First, it draws from the domains of business, management, corporate, and organisational communication, which together incorporate both practical and theoretical knowledge. Second, it includes all formal and informal communication that take place inside an organisation.

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Citation

Kalla, H. (2005), "Integrated internal communications: a multidisciplinary perspective", Corporate Communications: An International Journal, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 302-314. https://doi.org/10.1108/13563280510630106

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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