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Apollo, Challenger, Columbia : the decline of the space program : a study in organizational communication

Author: Phillip K Tompkins; Emily V Tompkins
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Roxbury Pub. Co., ©2005.
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Phillip K. Tompkins' book provides unparalleled longitudinal insight into the organizational successes and failures of NASA. In focusing on organizations in trouble, Tompkins identifies ten "communication transgressions."
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip K Tompkins; Emily V Tompkins
ISBN: 1931719322 9781931719322
OCLC Number: 53231217
Description: xxv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Columbia accident --
The week following: Debris, data, and fault trees --
Culture and communication in NASA --
Communication and culture in the Marshall Space Flight Center --
The Challenger accident --
The mysteries of Columbia continue --
Reading the CAIB report: echoes of Challenger and a cultural fence --
The Challenger syndrome and the decline of American organizations and institutions: 'Speaking truth to power' --
Chicken Little, the ostrich, and Spiderman --
Cast of characters.
Responsibility: Phillip K. Tompkins with the assistance of Emily V. Tompkins.

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Phillip K. Tompkins' book provides unparalleled longitudinal insight into the organizational successes and failures of NASA. In focusing on organizations in trouble, Tompkins identifies ten "communication transgressions."

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