2009 Special Topics Conference Proceedings

ABC Special Topics Conference:
Business Discourse
The Association for Business Communication
May 21-22, 2009
University of Southern California

Cognitive Organization and Identity Maintenance in Multicultural Teams
Jolanta Aritz, Robyn C. Walker, University of Southern California

Unleashed: the role of controlled anger to really communicate and the implications for Business Discourse
John Gunson, University of Wales Institute Cardiff; Rakesh Godhwani and Catherine Nickerson, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

A qualitative analysis of differences in the features of telephone and face-to-face conferences
Dorothea Halbe, University of Trier, Germany

The Face of the Firm: Articulating Identity through CSR-Related Diversity Rhetoric
Jane Ahlering, London School of Economics and University of Southern California

Perceptual Differences: Men and Women@ Work
Asha Kaul, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Rhetorical Appeals in Thai Annual Reports: An Investigation of the Authority’s Language in the Executive Letter during Asia’s Economic Crisis
Ora-Ong Chakorn, Graduate School of Language and Communication, Thailand
Same Language, Different Meaning(s)?: Towards a Global Framework of Business Writing
Anita Pandey, Morgan State University, Baltimore

Discourse in Organizational Risks and Compliance: Fuzzy Legitimacy in Ethical Problems in Japan
Toru Kiyomiya, Seinan Gakuin University

Hype and Reality: The Changing Discourse of Dot-coms in the Media 1992-2008
Wendy Cukier, Peter Malachy Ryan, and Jaigris Hodson, Ryerson University/Ryerson University/York University

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