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December 2015: A Narrative-Semiotic Approach to Management Communication: The Case of the Space Shuttle Accident, by Sky Marsen 


USC’s Associate Professor and semiotician Sky Marsen takes an interesting turn on the analysis of the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster. Using a narrative-semiotic approach to divide separates the event in three parts, (narrative trajectory, narrative schema and discourse) the author and researcher identifies the areas where problems in communication occurred and without casting blame on anyone, delves into a solid account of faulty communication practices. This is a must-read case for those interested in how research methods in the social sciences can help us shed light on unresolved mysteries.

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