Ashley Clayson examined the use and effectiveness of ePortfolios in the job marketplace.
Dale Cyphert identified employer expectations for undergraduate applicants’ writing and speaking skills.
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.
Robles, V. (2018). Resolving Discourse at Technical-Support Helpdesks. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication.
Gregory Kohler conducted an ethnographic study to identify the relative effectiveness of discourses used in 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.
Jung, Y. (2018). Trends in business communication research, teaching, and academic societies in Korean higher education. Business Communication Research and Practice, 1(1), 26-32.
Tana Schiewer studied how a community nonprofit in Southwest Virginia uses genres to communicate their mission and stakeholder responses to these communications.
Sean Williams investigated the rhetorical construction of global entrepreneurship in international entrepreneurial narratives.
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.
Campbell, K. S., Amare, N, Kane, E., Manning, A., & Naidoo, J. S. (2017). Plain Style Preferences of U.S. Professionals. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 60(4), 401-411.
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.
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.
Rawlins, J. D. (2017). Localized myth: Creating and maintaining persuasive power. Enculturation, 25.
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.
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Jolanta Aritz & Robyn Walker investigated whether cultural values and beliefs influence the discourse behavior of U.S. and Asian managers.
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.
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.
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.
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.