A well-respected entry in the field, the authors balance theory and processes with skill development. The authors are active in the field, giving presentations and speeches at the regional and national level.
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John F. Cragan is Distinguished Professor and Assistant Chair in the Communication and Journalism Department at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. He has published extensively in the areas of small group, organizational, and applied communication and has co-authored several books and scores of articles. In addition, he has consulted for numerous public and private organizations, including State Farm, 3M, and the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.
David W. Wright was Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication, Illinois State University, Normal, IL. He published extensively in the areas of small group and organizational communication and consulted for GTE and the Detroit Police Department.
"I appreciate [this books] approach and the writing style of the authors. Its emphasis on providing a unified group theory as its overall focus is what distinguishes it from many other small group texts. I would describe it as theory-based text with an emphasis on application of material to real world contexts."
"The text seems to be written with the students in mind, many of the examples used are ones students can relate to."
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0534545491
Book Description Wadsworth Pub Co, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0534545491