|The ambiguous nature of a management guru lecture: Providing answers while deepening uncertainty
||Each year, managers and employees spend billions of dollars retaining management consultants, buying business books, and attending seminars to regain certainty. Some of this quest occurs in the lectures of star management consultants, such as Stephen...
|Boundary Spanners as Bridges of Student and School Discourses in an Urban Science and Mathematics High School
||A key to improving urban science and mathematics education is to facilitate the mutual understanding of the participants involved and then look for strategies to bridge differences. Educators need new theoretical tools to do so. In this paper the arg...
|The contradictions of communicative labor in service work
||Boundaries dividing communication and culture from economy are fluid. The US services economy, with broad and deep growth, illustrates this fluidity. This paper applies theorizations of the relationship between communication and capitalism to a custo...
|Enablement, constraint, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
||Popular management writing and discourse fascinates me for two reasons. First, it makes me ask the questions, “Why did this writing and discourse ever become „popular??” and “Why would someone ever want to read popular management literature?” Second,...
|Locating possibilities for control and resistance in a self-help program
||This paper studies attempts to regulate employees' identities through self-help programs to examine control and resistance. Extant research shows how identity regulation secures organization control Less attention is paid to resistance of such contro...
|Manifestations of Neoliberal Discourses Within a Local Job-Training Program
||The purpose of conducting this study was to understand how neoliberal discourses manifest within the local context of a short-term, job-training program offered at a two-year college in the USA. Ethnographic data were collected at the local site thro...
|Meaningful work and organizational communication: Questioning boundaries, positionalities and engagements
||As organizational communication scholars, we routinely orient ourselves to organizations as places of work while often ignoring the diverse forms of communicative work and communication about our working lives that underpin such locales. In this essa...
|Organizational communication and cultural studies: A review essay
||Recently, we have been struggling to interpret a series of minor yet absurd spectacles that span the industrial and popular-cultural realms. These events have compelled our scholarly interest, but lack a ready-made frame for diagnosing their signific...
|Security, Dignity, Caring Relationships, and Meaningful Work: Needs Motivating Participation in a Job-Training Program
||Researchers asked 17 participants in a job-training program to describe their personal struggles following an economic restructuring. Examined through a critical theoretical lens, findings indicate that the learners enrolled in the program to reclaim...
|Silicon communication: A reply and case study
||In their contributions to this forum, Nadesan, Cloud, and Weaver have critiqued and extended our argument for the benefits of collaboration between organizational communication and cultural studies. Originally (Carlone & Taylor, 1998), we argued that...