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dc.contributor.authorThomas, Gail Fann
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T19:43:08Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T19:43:08Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38476
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021943607302193en_US
dc.description.abstractSome management scholars argue that academic literature is becoming less and less relevant to practicing managers. Thomas posits that the same will be true for business communication if scholars do not venture into the field and connect with those who “do” business communication. As organizations shift from manufacturing to service jobs, expand their operations overseas, manage “talent” more strategically, and alter traditional bureaucratic structures, business communication is becoming increasingly intercultural, virtual, horizontal, strategic, and change focused. Yet it is not clear that the business communication literature is keeping pace. Examples of Thomas’s work in interagency collaboration, electronic mail overload, and strategic communication demonstrate possibilities for gaining access and studying communication dilemmas that face practicing managers. Bridging the academic-practitioner gap is a way to build face validity in the business world as well as help academics to develop better theories about workplace communication.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleHow Can We Make Our Research More Relevant? Bridging the Gap between Workplace Changes and Business Communication Researchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.authorglobalizationen_US
dc.subject.authorelectronic communicationen_US
dc.subject.authorintercultural communicationen_US
dc.subject.authorhorizontal communicationen_US
dc.subject.authorstrategic communicationen_US
dc.subject.authorchange communicationen_US
dc.subject.authorinteragency collaborationen_US


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