C.R. Anderson Foundation Grant Recipients

2016 Recipients

Dale Cyphert identified employer expectations for undergraduate applicants’ writing and speaking skills.

Resulting publication:

Cyphert, D., Dodge, E.N., Holke-Farnam, C., Hillyer, K., Iyer, K., Lee, W.M.E.,  & Rosol S. (2016). Defining employer expectations: Communication activities, behaviors, and events in the 21st Century business environment. In Whittle, L.A. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Association for Business Communication Annual Conference. Association for Business Communication. ISSN 2472-0658 

YeonKyung Lee compared the social media content of U.S. and South Korean consumer products and airline companies and compiled indicators of effectiveness related to cultural context.

Vincent Robles investigated language strategies, particularly inquiry, associated with successful routine technical support interactions instructing users in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of such interactions in business contexts.

2015 Recipients

Gregory Kohler conducted an ethnographic study to identify the relative effectiveness of discourses used for the production, sale, and consumption of products from a dairy cooperative in Arborea (Sardinia) Italy.

Ryan Patrick Fuller validated a survey instrument assessing organizational resiliency as a tool to evaluate an organization’s preparedness for a crisis.

Yeonkwon Jung compared South Korean business communication pedagogy and professional needs in Korean organizations. 

2014 Recipients

Tana Schiewer studied how a community nonprofit in Southwest Virginia uses genres to communicate their mission and stakeholder responses to these communications.

2013 Recipients

Sean Williams investigated the rhetorical construction of global entrepreneurship in international entrepreneurial narratives. 

Resulting publication: 

Williams, S. D., Ammetller, G., Rodriguez, I.,  & Li, X. (2016). “International entrepreneurship narratives: A perspective on the rhetorical construction of global entrepreneurship.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 

Kim Sydow Campbell identified individual and organizational factors influencing the quality of writing in the workplace.

Resulting publication:

Nicole Amare, N., Campbell, K.S., Kane, E., Manning, A., & Naidoo, J. S.  (forthcoming 2017). Plain style preferences of adult U.S. workers. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.

2012 Recipients

Augustine Pang & Yan Jin researched organizational factors that influence the adoption of ethical stances during crises as a step toward better understanding ethical issues in business crisis communication.

Resulting publications:

Jin, Y., Pang, A., & Smith, J (forthcoming 2017). How crisis managers define ethical crisis communication in North America: Identifying organizational factors that influence adoption of ethical stances. Journal of Business Strategy.

Pang, A., Jin, Y., & Ho, B. (2017). How crisis managers define ethical crisis communication in Singapore: Identifying organizational factors that influence adoption of ethical stances. Media Asia.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2016.1276316

Jin, Y., Pang, A., & Smith, J. (2014). How crisis managers define ethical crisis communication practice: Identifying organizational factors that influence the adoption of ethical stances during crises. In Genest, C. M. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Corporate Communication, 237-259.  Abstracts of proceedings available at: http://www.corporatecomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Abstracts_CCI-Conference-on-Corporate-Communication-2014.pdf

Jacob D. Rawlins studied rhetorical myth-building practices and their role in communicating technological change at a large Midwestern university.

Resulting publications: 

Rawlins, J. D. (2014). Mythologizing change: Examining rhetorical myth as a strategic change management discourse.” Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 77(4), 453–72. ISSN 2329-4906 

Rawlins, J. D. (2013). Building Consensus: Workplace Myth-Building as a Unifying Rhetorical Strategy. Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper13016.
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13016

2011 & Earlier Recipients

Jolanta Aritz & Robyn Walker investigated whether cultural values and beliefs influence the discourse behavior of U.S. and Asian managers. 

Resulting publication: 

Aritz, J. & Walker, R. (2014). Leadership styles in multicultural groups: Americans and East Asians working together.” International Journal of Business Communication, 5, 72-92. 

Eva Brumberger examined the business communication curricula at top 50 undergrad business schools.

Resulting publication:

Sharp, M. & Brumberger, E. (2013). Business communication curricula today: Revisiting the top 50 undergraduate business schools. Business Communication Quarterly 76(1), 5-27.

Susan E. Jennings identified communication skills that business professionals really use.

Joelle Davis Carter examined how undergraduate business students’ participation in case study competitions impact their engagement in academic and career development activities.

Resulting publication:

Burke, M.G., Carter, J.D. & Hughey, A. (2013). Use of case study competitions to better prepare students for the world of work. Industry and Higher Education, 27(3), 157-162.

Marcy Leasum Orwig analyzed business genres in the government archives of World War I at Kansas City museum.

Resulting publications:

Orwig, M. L. (2014). The “Genreology” of US Army reports: An exploration of historical genre change during a World War. Connexions: An International Professional Communication Journal, 2(1), 33-55. connexionsj.files.wordpress.com

Orwig, Marcy Leasum. (2012). The “Genreology” of U.S. Army Reports: The Relationship between Organizational Communication and World War One. Ph.D. dissertation. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
https://connexionsj.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/orwig1.pdf