Distinguished Publication on Business Communication Award Winners

Prior to 2022, this award was called Distinguished Publication on Business Communication


Janis Forman, University of California Los Angeles
Forman, J. (2022). The Business Communication Profession: Essays on the Journeys of Leading Teacher-Scholars. Routledge.


Emily DeJeu, Carnegie Mellon University
DeJeu, E. B. (2022). The Ethics of Delivering Bad News: Evaluating Impression Management Strategies in Corporate Financial Reporting. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 36 (2), 190 - 230. https://doi.org/10.1177/10506519211064618


Andrew Herrmann, East Tennessee State University
Herrmann, A. F. (Ed.). (2020). The Routledge International Handbook of Organizational Autoethnography. New York: Routledge. 


Bruce Maylath, North Dakota State University
Kirk St.Amant, Louisiana Tech University
Translation and Localization: A Guide for Technical and Professional Communicators. Routledge: New York (2020)


Kristen M. Getchell, Babson College
Paula J. Lentz, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom : Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom. Routledge, 2018.

Prior to 2019, this award was called Distinguished Publication on Business Communication


Bertha Du-Babcock, City University of Hong Kong
"Business communication research and theory development in Asia: Past, present, and future prospects." Business Communication Research and Practice, 2018, 1(1), 4 - 17.


Richard O. Young, Carnegie Mellon University
Persuasive Communication: How Audiences Decide. Routledge, 2016.


Glen Alessi, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
Geert Jacobs, Ghent University
The Ins and Outs of Business and Professional Discourse Research; Reflections on Interacting with the Workplace. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Sushil Oswal, University of Washington, Tacoma/Seattle
Lisa Meloncon, University of Cincinnati
"Paying Attention to Accessibility and Disability in Technical and Professional Communication Online Course Design." Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 2014, 28(3), 271-300.


Craig R. Scott, Rutgers University
Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century. Stamford, 2013


Randolph Barker, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sandra Barker, Virginia Commonwealth University
with J.S. Knisely, R.K. Cobb, and C.M. Schubert
"Preliminary investigation of employee's dog presence on stress and organizational perceptions." International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 2012 5(1), 15-30.


Robin Walker, University of Southern California
Jolanta Aritz, University of Southern California
Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Communication Series, 2012.


Geoffrey A. Cross
University of Louisville
Envisioning Collaboration: Group Verbal Visual Composing in a System of Creativity. Baywood Publishing Co., 2010.


James S. O’Rourke, IV
University of Notre Dame 
Management Communication: a Case-Analysis Approach, 4th ed,: Prentice-Hall, 2010.


John M. Penrose, Editor
San Diego State University 
“The Business Communication of Corporate Reporting” Special Issues of Journal of Business Communication 45 (2) (3).


Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini, Catherine Nickerson, and Brigitte Planken
Business Discourse (Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics Series): Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.


Caesar Douglas, Jeannette Martin, and Roberta Krapels
"Communication in the Transition to Self-Directed Work Teams.” Journal of Business Communication 2006 43: 295-321.


Yunxia Zhu
University of Queensland, Australia
Written Communication across Cultures: A Sociocognitive Study of Business Genres: John Benjamins, 2005


Gina Poncini
University of Milan 
Discursive Strategies in Multicultural Business Meetings: Peter Lang, 2004.


Priscilla S. Rogers and Jane Thomas
University of Michigan
Mian Lian Ho, Irene F.H. Wong, and Catherine Ooi Lan Cheng
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“Preparing new entrants for subordinate reporting: A decision-making framework.” Journal of Business Communication, (41) 2.

Dorothy Winsor
Iowa State University
Writing Power: Communication in an Engineering Center: SUNY Press, 2003.


Janis Forman
Anderson School of Business, University of California at Los Angeles
Paul Argenti
The Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

The Power of Corporate Communication: Crafting the Voice and Image of Your Business:  New York, McGraw-Hill, 2002.


Geoffrey Cross
University of Louisville
Forming the Collective Mind, Hampton Press: Cresskill, N.J. 2001.


James Henry
George Mason University
Writing Workplace Cultures: An Archeology of Professional Writing. Southern Illinois University Press: Carbondale, 2000.
Sponsored by Courtland Bovee and John Thill

2000 (co-winners)

Sharon M. Livesey
Fordham University, New York
“McDonald’s and the Environmental Defense Fund: A Case Study of a Green Alliance.”  Journal of Business Communication, 26(1), 5-39.


Nongluck Sriussadaporn-Charoenngam
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Fredric M. Jablin
University of Richmond, Virginia
An Explanatory Study of Communication Competence in Thai Organizations.Journal of Business Communication, 36(4), 382-418.


Jim Suchan
Naval Postgraduate School
“The Effect of High-Impact Writing on Decision Making Within a Public Sector Bureaucracy,” Journal of Business Communication 35, July 1998.

1998 (co-winners)

N. Lamar Reinsch, Jr.
Georgetown University
“Relationships Between Telecommuting Workers and Their Managers,” Journal of Business Communication 34, October 1997.


Lisa Tyler
Sinclair Community College
“Liability Means Never Being Able to Say You're Sorry,” Management Communication Quarterly 11, August 1997.


Naoki Kameda
Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
Business Communication Toward Transnationalism: The Significance of Cross-cultural Business English and Its Role. Tokyo, Kindai Bungeisha Co. Ltd., 1996.


Linda Beamer
California State University at Los Angeles
A Schemata Model for Intercultural Encounters and Case Study: The Emperor and the Envoy,” Journal of Business Communication 32, April 1995.

1995 (co-winners)

Carol David & Margaret Ann Baker (Graham)
Iowa State University
Rereading Bad News: Compliance-Gaining Features in Management Memos,” Journal of Business Communication 31, October 1994.

Wanda J. Orlikowski & JoAnne Yates
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Genre Repertoire: The Structuring of Communicative Practices in Organizations,” Administrative Science Quarterly 39, 1994.

1989 (co-winners)

Charlotte Thralls, Nancy Roundy Blyler and Helen Rothschild Ewald
"Real Readers, Implied Readers, and Professional Writers:  Suggested Research." Journal of Business Communication 25.2, 1988.

Annette Shelby
Georgetown University
"A Macro Theory of Management Communication." Journal of Business Communication 25, 1988.

1988 (co-winners)

Kitty O. Locker
Ohio State University
"'As Per Your Request': A History of Business Jargon," Iowa State Journal of Business and Technical Communication 1, 1987.

John Hagge
Iowa State University
"The Process Religion and Business Communication," Journal of Business Communication 24, 1987.

1986 (co-winners)

JoAnne Yates
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graphs as a Managerial Tool," Journal of Business Communication 22, 1985.

Kitty O. Locker
Ohio State University
"'Sir, This Will Never Do': Model Dunning Letters, 1592-1873." Studies in the History of Business Writing. Ed. George H. Douglas and Hubert W. Hildebrandt. Champaign, IL.,: Association for Business Communication, 1985.