ABC Detroit Conference 2019

Research Roundtable

Call for Submissions


The ABC Research Committee invites submissions for a Research Roundtable at the ABC annual conference in Detroit, Michigan, USA, October 24-26, 2019. The Research Committee is dedicated to the advancement of research in business communication. It aims to enhance and promote research, within the discipline and beyond, by providing a center for networking and collaboration. The Committee advises the ABC Board on the Outstanding Researcher and Outstanding Dissertation Awards.


We welcome participants with expertise in a theory or method of business communication research to describe a current project, explain their approach and data, and indicate the project’s implications and/or applications. The aims of the research roundtable are to:


  • Provide a forum for communicating research in business communication
  • Exchange ideas on research projects, theories and methods
  • Share expertise
  • Ask questions on a ‘sticky’ problem
  • Form research collaborations
  • Keep abreast with developments in the field.


Each presenter will describe their project in 5 minutes, and we will then break up into thematic groups for further discussion.


Please submit an abstract of 200 words to the Chair of the Research Committee, Sky Marsen at by April 26.

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