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Stretching Boundaries: Cases in Organizational and Managerial Communication

1st Edition

Edited by Jeremy Fyke, Jeralyn Faris, Patrice M. Buzzanell


293 pages

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Stretching Boundaries: Cases in Organizational and Managerial Communication focuses on non-traditional organizations in a variety of contexts. Because cases range from small family-owned entrepreneurships and cybervetting to provincial egovernment democratic movements in China, this supplemental text enables a reexamination of the boundaries of traditional organizational contexts. Cases delve into organizing structures, relationships, and visions for global not-for-profits, hybrid, creative industry, and entrepreneurial organizations.

This book stands to benefit instructors and students in at least four ways. First, it provides instructors with an application-based teaching tool to help spark discussion. Second, students will find the case studies interesting and applicable to their future work lives, especially undergraduates who will soon be in the work force. Additionally, cases help students grasp course materials that may be otherwise challenging. Finally, for graduate students, the book encourages reflection on important topics for future research.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview

1. Introduction to this edited volume (Patrice Buzzanell, Jeremy Fyke, and Jerri Faris)

Part II. Organizing and Identity/Identifications

Reflection Piece: Trends and Directions in Identity/Identification Research (G. Cheney)

2. Prioritizing Professional Identities in Emergency Response Teams (E. Williams)

3. Situating Self and Others in Hierarchies of Dirty Work (N. Litera)

4. Dialects of Femininity and Masculinity: Women in Blue Collar Occupations (C. Conn)

5. Reflecting Buddhist Ways of Work (B. Brummans)

6. Work-Life Challenges for Orthodox Jewish Households (J. Duckworth)

7. Chasing a Dream: Masculinity and Airline Pilots (K. Ashcraft)

8. Finding Oneself amidst Rock Stars (T. Swaim)

9. It’s Not as Simple as Trading Kimonos for Business Suits in Japan (Judy Yoneoka)

10. Building a Niche: Russian Women in Public Relations (K. Tsetsura)

11. Doing Refugee Work (A. Hammoud)

Part III. Organizing and Technology

Reflection Piece: The Future of Organizing and Technology Studies (M. S. Poole)

12. Finding Balance amidst Billable Hours: When Family Members Telecommute (A. Hylmö or Kathryn Fonner)

13. Blogging for PR (A. Heistand)

14. IT/Collaboration (K. Walker, M. Allen, G. Neff)

15. Internet and New Media in Chinese Organizations (Min Jiang or researcher from Shanghai Jiao Tong University or Peking University)

16. Finding the Authentic Applicant or the Brand through Cybervetting (B. Berkelaar)

17. Twitter and (Un)regulated Public Discourse (Tamara Shepherd)

18. Social Networking—Who is in and Who is left Out? (Seungyoon Lee)

19. Behind the Scenes at a Veterinary Call Center (J. Lammers & M. Garcia)

20. Messy Talk in Collaborations using Building Information Modeling (BIM) (G. Neff)

21. NGO Hyperlink Networks (M. Shumate and A. O’Connor)

22. Dynamics and Challenges of Virtual Organizing (J. Gibbs)

23. Global Internet Issues (Bill Dutton, Oxford University Global Internet Project)

Part IV. Organizing and Global Labor Force Patterns

Reflection Piece: Organizing and Activity Systems (R. McPhee)

24. Gaming/Technology in Turkey (S. Tannes)

25. Heeding the Presidential Initiative—Diversity in Scandinavia (R. Remke)

26. Multinational Work Teams (S. Connaughton)

27. CSR in India (V. Chaudhri)

28. Working Under an Invisibility Cloak: Informal Labor Force in India (S. Shenoy)

29. Multinational Virtual Teams (J. Gibbs)

30. Global Management and Intercultural Training (S. Gaulenault)

31. Terrorist Organizing (C. & M. Stohl)

32. Nonstandard Work (L. Gossett, D. Ballard, C. Medved)

33. Social Entrepreneurship—Pitfalls & Practices (S. Dempsey)

34. Taking a Postcolonial Lens to Communicative Practice around the Globe (K. Broadfoot, D. Munshi, M. Pal)

Part V. Organizing and Transformation

Reflection Piece: UNESCO, Transnational Virtual Organizing, and Transformation (V. Moghadam)

35. Transnational Feminist Organizing (S. Norander)

36. Hurricane Katrina Businesses (M. Doerfel)

37. Peace Corps-Botswana (A. Sheahan & P. M. Buzzanell)

38. Philippines and NGO Organizing (M. A. Diaz)

39. Africa and NGO Organizing (Hunter DeKoninck & W. Anderson)

40. Resistance/Organizing in India (M. Pal)

41. Minority Populations in China (Wenshan Jia)

42. Leadership and Bust Magazine (S. D’Enbeau)

43. Leadership and Conscious Capitalism (J. Fyke)

44. Corporate Philanthropy (J. M. Smith & B. D. Sypher)

45. Organization of a Problem-Solving Re-Entry Court (J. Faris)

46. Making a difference (L. Harter)

47. Creative Cities: Transforming Space in China (H. Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong & Harvard Universities)

Part VI. Organizing, Careerism, Professionalism

Reflection Piece: The Making of an Academic Professional (F. Cooren)

48. (Re)Constructing the Professional on a U.S. Dependent Visa (D. Dutta & R. Rao)

49. Doing Professionalism Among Dialysis Technicians (L. Ellingson)

50. When Criminals Retire (J. Fyke & J. Faris)

51. Organizing Women of the Klu Klux Klan (A. S. King)

52. Meanings of Work among Street Sweepers in India (S. Shenoy)

53. Vocational Anticipatory Socialization in STEM (K. Myers)

54. Is Entrepreneurship Only High Tech? (R. Dohrman)

55. Work-Family from non-middle class, white group (C. Medved)

56. Professional Hopes of Caribbean Immigrants to United States (M. Bridgewater)

57. Gen Y-ers and Meanings of Work (Ziyu Long)

58. Professionalism as a Military Nurse (C. Arendt)

Part VII. Organizing and Engagement

Reflection Piece: Making a Difference through Engagement (K. Barge or T. Socha)

59. Changing Culture: Chilean Nurses and Workplace Bullying (Maria Paz Tagle)

60. Military Families (S. Wilson)

61. Correctional Officers or Positive Organizational Communication (S. Tracy)

62. Organizing New Zealand Institutions (J. Barker and/or prison—T. Zorn)

63. Engaged Communication scholarship (J. Frye or K. Barge)

64.Trial Consulting (M. Morgan)

65. Faith-Based Engagement in Haiti (C. Stewart)

66. Joining the Circus—Organizing in and around the Three Rings (E. "Libby" Jetter)

67. Volunteerism (M. Kramer)

Part VIII. Organizing and Support

Reflection Piece: Support Systems in Organizations (B. Dow & J. Wood)

68. Constructing Worker Dignity (K. Lucas)

69. Stigma and Support (R. Meisenbach)

70. Workplace Bullying (P. Lutgen-Sandvik)

71. Destructive Cultures: Bullying of Chilean Nurses (M. P. Tagle)

72. Bona Fide Groups—Friendships, Organizing, Stories (G. Jones)

73. Genetics Counseling or Oncology Teams (L. Broadfoot)

74. Embodiment of Professionalism and Care among Dialysis Technicians (L. Ellingson)

75. Hot Flashes That Can Warm A Room (J. Bochantin & L. Putnam)

76. Getting By With the Help of My Friends: Peers in the Workplace (P. Sias)

77. Negotiation and Conflict in the Workplace (L. Putnam)

78. Socializing Classical Musicians (E. Gabor)

About the Editors

Patrice M. Buzzanell teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Career Communication Strategies, Leadership, and other corporate communication courses at Purdue University.

Jeremy Fyke is Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Diedrich College of Communication.

Jeralyn Faris specializes in Organizational Communiation at Purdue Univesrity.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies