Larry Browning is currently working at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Communication Studies. He received his doctor of philosophy in 1973 at Ohio State University-Columbus. His research is focusing on the study of narratives, complexity, the role of lists and stories in organizations, information-communication technology, cooperation and competition in organizations, and grounded theory as a research strategy.The last of his work examines narrative theory and the study of complex organizations.
The analysis he is using in his works includes semiconductor research, a study of SEMATCH, and testing consortium. His 1995’s work on complexity was called by Phillip Anderson a “path breaking example.” In 2004 Dr. Browning applied this theory to Information/Communication Technologies ICTs.
He has also applied complexity theory to the study of organizational sense making and organizational failure (in 2005 and 2006 accordingly).Larry Browning was published in some different communication journals such as Journal of Organizational Change Management, Communication Monographs, Communication Theory, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Handbook of Organizational Communication, Communication Education, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Communication Yearbook 13. He has also written two books working as co-author. The books are “Sematech: Saving the U. S.
semiconductor industry” published by Texas A;M Press in 2000 and “Information and communication technologies in action: Linking theory and narratives of practice.“