1st Edition

Movements in Organizational Communication Research Current Issues and Future Directions

Edited By Jamie McDonald, Rahul Mitra Copyright 2019
    302 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Movements in Organizational Communication Research is an essential resource for anyone wishing to become familiar with the current state of organizational communication research and key trends in the field. Seasoned organizational communication scholars will find that the book provides unique insights by way of the intergenerational dialogue that is found in the book, as well as the contributors’ stories about their scholarly trajectories. Those who are new to the field will find that the book enables them to familiarize themselves with the field and become a part of the organizational communication scholarly community in an inviting and accessible way.

    Key features of the book include:

    • A review of current issues and future directions in 13 topical areas of organizational communication research.

    • Intergenerational dialogue and collaboration between both established and emerging scholars in their specialty areas.

    • Reflections by the authors on their scholarly trajectories and how they became a part of the field.

    • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter that prompt reflections and debate.

    The book also features online resources for instructors:

    • Sample course syllabus
    • Suggested case studies from the book Cases in Organization and Managerial Communication to align with this book’s chapters

    The book is recommended as the anchor text for introductory graduate-level courses and upper-level undergraduate courses in organizational communication. It is also an excellent supplementary text for advanced doctoral-level courses in organizational communication, and courses in related fields such as organization studies, organizational behavior, and management.

    Chapters 3 and 8 of this book are freely available as downloadable Open Access PDFs at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

    1. Introduction to the Field and to the Volume

    Jamie McDonald and Rahul Mitra

    2. Organizational Structures, Processes, and Agency

    Timothy R. Kuhn and Jared Kopczynski

    3. Organizing Power and Resistance

    Dennis K. Mumby and Mie Plotnikof

    4. Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainability

    Steven K. May, Jeremy Fyke, and Katharine E. Miller

    5. Identity, Identification, and Branding

    George Cheney and Katie Sullivan

    6. Organizational Culture and Socialization

    Michael W. Kramer and Stephanie L. Dailey

    7. Gender and Sexuality

    Jessica A. Pauly and Patrice M. Buzzanell

    8. Difference, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Patricia S. Parker and Jamie McDonald

    9. Emotion and Relationships in the Workplace

    Sarah J. Tracy and Shawna Malvini Redden

    10. Group Decision Making and Collaboration

    Jennifer Ervin and Joann Keyton

    11. Leadership

    Guowei Jian and Gail T. Fairhurst

    12. Change and Change Management

    Laurie Lewis and Surabhi Sahay

    13. Networks and Technology

    William C. Barley and Marshall Scott Poole

    14. Crisis and Resilience

    Matthew W. Seeger and Rahul Mitra

    15. Moving Forward: Future Directions in Organizational Communication

    Rahul Mitra and Jamie McDonald


    Jamie McDonald (Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. His research interests include identity and difference at work, occupational segregation, and feminist and queer approaches to organizing. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Communication Theory, Management Communication Quarterly, Management Learning, the Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Gender, Work, and Organization.

    Rahul Mitra (Ph.D., Purdue University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University, USA. His research focuses on sustainable organizing, corporate responsibility, and careers/work discourses. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Management Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Human Relations, Environmental Communication, and Journal of Business Ethics.