Call for Proposals

The International Journal of Business Communication seeks and encourages the submission of high quality scholarly manuscripts for a special issue on Communication Perspectives on Organizational Culture and Organizational Identification, scheduled for publication in January, 2020. Listed in the Social Sciences Citation Index, IJBC is a respected, well established, high impact international journal that disseminates theoretical and practical knowledge from the business communication field. The journal draws contributions from multiple disciplines so as to fully explore all aspects of business communication, and accepts manuscripts from the administrative disciplines, liberal arts, and social sciences.

The general consensus is that communication is vital to organizations and is central to the construction of effective organizational cultures. The organizational identification construct indicates how much someone’s identity comes from the organization to which he or she belongs. From a social constructionist perspective, communication is foundational to both the creation of culture and identity. This special issue will investigate the linkage between communication, organizational culture, and organizational identity creation.

A wide array of methodological strategies have been utilized – embracing a spectrum of quantitative to qualitative approaches – to investigate organizational culture and organizational identification, but the effects and role of communication in these processes has been underemphasized.

For all of these reasons, this special issue seeks manuscripts that either reflect these diverse perspectives and/or investigate developing trends in the linkages between communication, organizational culture, and organizational identification. All quality manuscripts that address communication and organizational culture, communication and organizational identity, or the linkages between all three constructs are welcomed for submission.

This special issue on communication perspectives on organizational culture and organizational identification is being edited by Dr. Robyn Walker of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA. The editor will gladly discuss preliminary paper ideas and can be contacted at [log in to unmask].

All manuscripts will be reviewed following IJBC´s normal double-blind review process. Submissions are open to everyone.

For your submission, please send an initial proposal consisting of approximately a 1,500-word abstract. This proposal should include your research question(s), method (quantitative and qualitative), findings, and conclusions. Theory development and simulation proposals will also be considered provided there is a strong fit with the issue´s theme and the work is of especially high quality. Your proposal should be submitted through e-mail (to [log in to unmask]) no later than April 30, 2019. Contributors will be informed of decisions by May 31, 2019. All accepted proposals must be completed and submitted as full papers by July 31, 2019.

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