2011 Anderson Grant Recipients

Jolanta Aritz and Robyn Walker

The project presents an analysis of quantitative survey data for testing a cross-cultural model of discursive leadership. The study makes use of GLOBE data to design a very useful data gathering instrument while the combination of perception analysis and discourse (i.e. enactment) analysis forms an interesting way of trying to determine whether cultural values and beliefs influence discourse behavior of US and Asian managers. Considering the ongoing globalization of business operations, national culture-specific knowledge about the appreciation of discursive leadership styles and their subsequent enactment in discourse helps both scholars and practitioners in intercultural business communication.

Eva Brumberger

The proposed project presents an analysis of business communication curricula at top 50 undergrad business schools. The topic is highly relevant for the field of education in business communications. The study is an update of research that has been conducted more than 10 years ago.

Susan E. Jennings

The project presents a study into which communication methods business professionals really use (incl. required skills, attitude towards technology).

Joelle Davis Carter

The project presents an analysis of how undergraduate business students’ participation in case study competitions impacts on their engagement in academic and career development activities. It will yield results that are both theoretically relevant (engagement in curricular activity) and practically relevant (how to use activity in education). The study promises to provide innovative scholarly insights into the workings of a practical curricular activity that aims to prepare business communication students for their post-university career.

Marcy Leasum Orwig

The  project presents an analysis of government archives of World War I at Kansas City museum. It is embedded in genre studies.