David Carlone

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A., North Carolina State University. Scholarly interests: Organizational studies, management discourse, identity and subjectivity, communication theory, social and cultural theory.

There are 12 included publications by David Carlone :

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The ambiguous nature of a management guru lecture: Providing answers while deepening uncertainty 2006 3076 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 2005 1530 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 2008 2372 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 2001 4871 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,...
Infecting capitalism with the common: The class process, communication, and surplus 2013 3 This paper makes two moves in considering the question of the communism of capital. First, it draws upon diverse economies scholarship to conceptualize class as the process of creating, appropriating, and distributing surplus labor. Second, the paper...
Locating possibilities for control and resistance in a self-help program 2006 1396 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 2007 1716 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 2008 2846 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 1998 8172 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...
A rhetorical reconsideration of knowledge management: Discursive dynamics of nanotechnology risks 2008 3 For some time, it has been argued, the United States and other “developed” nations have been caught up in a shift from an industrial to a post-industrial or knowledge society (e.g., Bell, 1973; Drucker, 1994). In this new society, experts use their c...
Security, Dignity, Caring Relationships, and Meaningful Work: Needs Motivating Participation in a Job-Training Program 2008 1616 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 2001 2609 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...