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Call for Proposals : Special Issue in Positive Organizational Communication

  • 1.  Call for Proposals : Special Issue in Positive Organizational Communication

    Posted 23 days ago

    The International Journal of Business Communication is inviting papers for a Special Issue in Positive Communication Scholarship. Positive Communication Scholarship (PCS) refers to the rigorous and systematic inquiry into the acts, mechanisms, and processes of social interaction that promote life-sustaining systems. It is a research approach that seeks to identify and measure communication practices and experiences that contribute to human flourishing. It focuses on both communication processes and outcomes with the purpose of generating new knowledge and understanding. PCS is unique in that it takes an affirmative stance toward inquiry and documents/highlights/assesses the nature of positive, generative communication across contexts. PCS is research and pedagogy that cultivates communication praxis and contributes to communication as a practical discipline (see Craig, 1989).

    The Special Issue aims to feature research that will exemplify Positive Communication Scholarship in the business sector. Contributions can come from all theoretical and methodological frameworks. We welcome empirical studies, reviews of literature, and pedagogical manuscripts. Suggested topics include:

    • Positive communication in the workplace

    • Leadership excellence in the for-profit or non-profit sector

    • Strategies for building and maintaining positive organizational cultures

    • Effective and inspiring crisis communication

    • Positive experiences and emotion at work

    • Positive communication and ethics

    • Positive deviance in business communication practices

    • Positive communication in the context of teaching and learning in Business Communication Courses

    Submission Requirements

    Submit a preliminary extended abstract of 1,000 words by December 2, 2022 to the Guest Editors, Julien Mirivel & Ryan Fuller at jcmirivel@ualr.edu and ryan.fuller@csus.edu. Replies will be sent by January 15, 2023. Full papers of 8000-10000 words are due by March 15th 2023. The Special Issue is expected to appear in 2024.

    The International Journal of Business Communication contributes to the knowledge and theory of business communication as a distinct, multifaceted and interdisciplinary field.



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    Jacqueline Rowley Mayfield
    Professor Emeritus
    Texas A & M International Univ.
    San Antonio TX
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