Relational Communication Messages and Employee Outcomes in Supervisor/Employee Relationships

Author(s), Title and Publication Mikkelson, A. C., Hesse, C., & Sloan, D. (2017). Relational communication messages and employee outcomes in supervisor/employee relationships. Public Relations Review, 43(1), 152-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2016.11.004 Summary Supervisors’ communication with employees can have a substantial influence on their workplace experience. Given this reality, this study’s authors examined how employees perceive relational communication messages from […]

Corporate PR Dynamics: Internal vs. External Stakeholders and the Role of the Practitioner

Author(s), Title and Publication Cardwell, L. A., Williams, S., & Pyle, A. (2017). Corporate public relations dynamics: Internal vs. external stakeholders and the role of the practitioner. Public Relations Review, 43(1), 152-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2016.11.004 Summary While scholarship has focused on enhancing the public relations (PR) practitioner’s ability to build mutually beneficial relationship between the organization and its […]

Industries in Turmoil: Driving Transformation During Periods of Disruption

Author(s), Title and Publication Weber, M. S., & Monge, P. R. (2017). Industries in turmoil: Driving transformation during periods of disruption. Communication Research, 44(2), 147-176. DOI: 10.1177/0093650213514601 Summary While newspapers have functioned as an established population within the community of news media organizations for many decades, the production process and the organizational structure of this […]

Employee Communication, Job Engagement, and Organizational Commitment: A Study of Members of the Millennial Generation

Author(s), Title and Publication Walden, J., Jung, E. H., & Westerman, C. K. (2017). Employee communication, job engagement, and organizational commitment: A study of members of the Millennial Generation. Journal of Public Relations Research, 29(2/3), 73-89. doi: 10.1080/1062726X.2017.1329737 Summary The authors developed and tested a model in which job engagement mediates the relationship between three […]

Strategic Internal Communication of Corporate Heritage Identity in a Hypermodal Context

Author(s), Title and Publication Maier, C. D., & Andersen, M. A. (2017). Strategic internal communication of corporate heritage identity in a hypermodal context. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 22(1), 36-59. DOI: 10.1108/CCIJ-09-2015-0059 Summary Interest in the strategic use of historical references by organizations has been accompanied by an increasing attention to the study of the corporate heritage […]

Moral Foundations of Forgiving in the Workplace

Author(s), Title and Publication Paul, G. D. & Putnam, L. L. (2017). Moral foundations of forgiving in the workplace. Western Journal of Communication, 81(1), 43-63. DOI: 10.1080/10570314.2016.1229499 Summary Offensive behavior in the workplace can lead to a number of problems. In this study, the authors examine how coping responses in the workplace are rooted in […]

Internal Stakeholders: Walking the Walk or just Talking the Talk?

Author(s), Title and Publication Brunton, M., Eweje, G., & Taskin, N. (2017). Internal stakeholders: Walking the walk or just talking the talk? Business Strategy and the Environment, 26, 31-48. DOI: 10.1002/bse.I1889 Summary While organizations recognize the need to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable initiatives, the research focus is more often on communicating […]

“The Work Must Go On”: The Role of Employee and Managerial Communication in the Use of Work–Life Policies

Author(s), Title and Publication Hoeven, C.L. ter, Miller, V., Peper, A. & Dulk, L. den (2017). “The Work Must Go On”: The role of employee and managerial communication in the use of work–life policies. Management Communication Quarterly, 31(2), 194 –229. DOI: 10.1177/0893318916684980 Summary Despite extensive work-life regulations in comparison to the U.S., many employees in the Netherlands do not take […]

Leader Talk and the Creative Spark: A Research Note on How Leader Motivating Language use Influences Follower Creative Environment Perceptions

Author(s), Title and Publication Mayfield, M. & Mayfield, J. (2017). Leader talk and the creative spark: A research note on how leader motivating language use influences follower creative environment perceptions. International Journal of Business Communication, 54(2), 210-225. DOI: 10.1177/2329488416687057 Summary Garden variety creativity, which happens whenever someone develops a new way of dealing with a […]

Exploring the Local and Global Experiences of Employees Across Eastern and Western Contexts

Author(s), Title and Publication Ju, R. & Shoham, M. (2017). Multidimensionality of identification: Exploring the local and global experiences of organizational members across Eastern and Western contexts. Western Journal of Communication, 81(2), 206-224. DOI: 10.1080/10570314.2016.1235281 Summary Organizational identification, which refers to an individual’s feeling of connectedness to organizations, is one of the most frequently studied […]