2016 - Fukuoka
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Congratulations to Our Winners!

Top Papers:

  • Organizational dissent, workplace freedom of speech, and organizational assimilation: Differences between state-owned, private-owned, and foreign-invested enterprises in China: Cheng Zeng, Stephen Michael Croucher, Xuejun Cui, Chen Hui (all University of Jyväskylä)

  • Frame Mismatch: How framing communication as transmission hinders interdisciplinary collaboration: William C. Barley, Kaitlyn Childs, Hallie Workman, Ly Dinh(all University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

  • How Communication Impacts Team Performance: Exploring Collective Intelligence and Transactive Memory System as Mechanisms: Young Ji Kim (MIT), Ishani Aggarwal (FGV Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration), Anita Williams Woolley (Carnegie Mellon University)

  • Did You Receive What We Provided? A Study of the Co-Evolving Resource Networks after a Technological Disaster: Chih-Hui Lai (Nanyang Technological University), Chen-Chao Tao (National Chiao Tung University), Cheng Yu-Chung (Hsuan Chuang University) ?

  • Let Our Emotion Tell the Stories: An Exploration of Emotion Management in Chinese Work Groups’ Socialization: Yijia Guo (University of Oklahoma)

Best Interactive Poster Display: Ziyu Long - Colorado State University

BEST of the Best Papers: Michael Etter, Cynthia Stohl, Scott Banghart and Guido Zurstiege

W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award: Casey Pierce (Paul Leonardi) - University of California - Santa Barbara - "Policy as Text and Tech: Exploring the Intersection between Policy and Technology Implementation within a Healthcare Organization"

Frederic M. Jablin Award: Steven R. Corman - Arizona State University

Early Career Scholar Award: Brenda Berkelaar - University of Texas - Austin

Thank Yous


  • Waveland Press (awards)
  • Management Learning (division reception)

Research Escalator Mentors:

  • Jennifer Gibbs & Jeffrey Treem
  • Chih-hui Lai & Sorin Matei
  • Bree Devin & Seungyoon Lee
  • Hassan Abu Bakar & Catrin Johansson
  • Peter Monge & Aaron Shaw
  • François Cooren & Kate Harris
  • Kerk Kee & Joshua Barbour
  • Amanda Porter & Patrice Buzzanell

  • Jody Jahn & Craig Scott

  • Y. Connie Yuan & Vernon Miller

Competitive Papers Panel Respondents:

  • Hassan Abu-Bakar
  • Noshir Contractor
  • Francois Cooren
  • Janet Fulk
  • Kumi Ishii
  • Catrin Johansson
  • Vernon Miller
  • Joel Rasmussen
  • Vivian Sheer

BEST Respondents/Facilitators:

  • Keri Stephens
  • Chih-Hui Lai
  • Margaret Brunton
  • Michael Andreas Etter

Competitive Papers Panel Chairs:

  • Joshua Barbour
  • Will Barley
  • Stacey Connaughton
  • Francois Cooren
  • May Gao
  • Heewon Kim
  • Sunny Lee
  • Vernon Miller
  • Craig Scott
  • Bart van den Hooff

Paper Readers:

  • Hassan Abu Bakar, Lindsey Anderson, Yannick Atouba, William Barley, Joshua Barbour, Nicolas Bencherki, Ryan Bisel, Steffen Blaschke, Jamie Bochantin, Brian Christopher Britt, Peggy Bronn, Margaret Buckner, Patrice Buzzanell, Andy Chuang, Stacey Connaughton, Katherine Cooper, Francois Cooren, Stephen Croucher, Disraelly Cruz, Anupam Das, Kate Delmo, Rozell Duncan, Debalina Dutta, Michael Etter, Sandra Evans, Bertrand Fauré, Mikkel Flyverbom, Finn Frandsen, Cindy Gallois, Rebecca Gill, Davide Girardelli, Angela Gist, Griselda Guillen, Hailey Grace Gillen Hoke, Kate Harris, Jennifer Heckman, Dini Homsey, Chun-Ju Flora Hung-Baesecke, Andrew Ishak, Kumi Ishii, Stefan Jarolimek, Moyi Jia, Catrin Johansson, Kim A. Johnston, Kerk Kee, Kathy Kelley, Yang-Soo Kim, Catherine Kingsley Westerman, Erika Kirby, Kathleen Krone, Dan Lair, Jaesub Lee, Sunny Lee, Nan Li, Ziyu Long, Yi Luo, Brian Manata, Thomas Martine, Sky Marsten, Frederick Matte, Nakia Mariah Matthias, Kirstie McAllum, John McClellan, Robert McPhee, Jennifer Mease, Vernon Miller, Rahul Mitra, Martina H. Myers, James Olufowote , Leslie Ramos Salazar, Shawna Redden, Johanne Saint-Charles, Philip Salem, Martine van Selm, Vivian Sheer, Mary Simpson, R. Tyler Spradley, Katie Sullivan, Keri Keilberg Stephens, Jeff Treem, Maureen Taylor, Paaige Turner, Jeff Treem, Consuelo Vasquez, Michelle Violanti, Matthew Weber, Franzisca Weder, Elizabeth Williams, Laura Young, Connie Yuan, Norhafezah Yusof, Guido Zurstiege


Division Business Meeting and Reception Information

Are you excited about going to Fukuoka next week?  Please add these details to your calendar: On Friday June 10th, please join the division business meeting (right after the top paper panel) from 17:00-18:15 in the Fukuoka Hilton, Board Room. After the business meeting, the Organizational Communication Division will have a joint reception with our colleagues in Public Relations at the Fukuoka Hilton Tower Penthouse from 18:30-19:45. The event is sponsored in significant part by the journal Management Learning. Division member and Joint Editor-in-Chief Ann Cunliffe will be making a few remarks at the reception in introducing this important journal to our community. This year’s reception is also jointly held with members of the Public Relations Division of ICA. Attending the business meeting and reception are great ways to get to know fellow division members and become a part of this community.

Please also review last year's business meeting minutes in advance of our 2016 business meeting, where we will approve them.

If you are NOT joining us in Japan this year, but you want to be active in the division, just email Jennifer Gibbs (jgibbs@rutgers.edu) to let us know that you would like to review papers for our division.  Reviewing is a wonderful way to stay connected and see the type of scholarship our group produces.

For those attending the conference, safe travels and see you in Japan!

12 Tips for New Division Members Attending This Year’s Conference

For many division members, ICA is a fun and familiar conference. But, some of our newest members (including many graduate students) may not know about what we do in this division or how best to take advantage of our offerings at the conference. Several of the current officers have provided these 12 pieces of advice:

  • Come to the division business meeting and reception--a great networking opportunity and a way to put names to faces. We have a free drink ticket reserved for all new members!
  • Meet new colleagues from across the globe. We have members attending from over 20 countries, yet ICA is still small and navigable—so take advantage of that.
  • Like previous years, we have an excellent set of posters that were selected for the Interactive Poster Session. Don’t miss this chance to directly discuss cutting edge Organizational Communication research with your colleagues.
  • Download the ICA 2016 app for your smart phone. It’s a great way to find organizational communication sessions to attend and keep track of your personal schedule on-the-go.
  • Don’t try to attend every panel—but pick and choose those that are of most interest to you. You can always contact an author later if you weren’t able to attend the session.
  • Get informed and entertained by your colleagues, and discuss their research, in the two B.E.S.T. sessions in which Brief (5 minutes) Entertaining Scholarly Talks are followed by 30 minute group discussions on related sets of papers.
  • Witness how junior researchers are coached by senior members of the division by joining the various discussions in the extended Research Escalator session.
  • We like to celebrate excellence, so be sure and attend the Top 4 Paper panel and cheer on the award winners at our business meeting. Maybe next year you’ll be one of them!
  • Come to the business meeting and see what opportunities we have for you to become involved in the division (as a paper reviewer or in some other role).
  • Although the main goal of the conference is to discuss research with fellow scholars, try to also join as many social events as you can (receptions, lunches, dinners, excursions) – it’s fun and you will get to know your colleagues in a different way.
  • Here, and here, and here are a couple of links to more general conference advice for newbies. And if you still need more advice just go here.
  • Don’t forget that we were all new members at some point—so don’t hesitate to make that introduction or ask that question. Our division members are generally very friendly!

See you all in Fukuoka!

Preconference Information

Remembering, Regulating, and Resilience: Investigating the Communicative Accomplishment of Safety and Reliability Organizing

Safety and the organizational systems that constitute it are increasingly at the center of important public discussions. The regulation of complex industrial systems such as nuclear power plants, organizational responses to crisis including active shooter incidents, environmental protection and resource management in oil and gas exploration, safety and error in healthcare organizations offer just a few relevant examples. Communication scholarship is distinctively well-poised to contribute to our understanding of the organizational systems implicated in such settings. This preconference will bring together communication scholars interested in the communicative accomplishment of safety, reliability, and resilience. Highly interactive sessions will integrate rich presentations from scholars in these domains and dialogue among participants. The conference will culminate in a research agenda that underscores the power of communication to promote and protect the health and resilience of individuals and organizations. Click here for additional preconference details.


How to Analyze Authority and Power in Interaction

Historically, studies on language and social interaction have often been criticized for their alleged incapacity to deal with questions of power, coercion and domination (Cooren, 2007). By exclusively focusing on what people do in interactional scenes, LSI scholars have indeed been accused of being ill equipped to address and analyze what makes the interactions they study possible (Reed, 2010). In response, macro-sociologists and critical scholars keep reaffirming the key role that structures, ideologies and power relationships play in the constitution of interactions. However, they rarely analyze conversations or dialogues per se, which means that interaction studies seem often immune to this kind of consideration.

For the past twenty years, however, a growing movement of scholars has decided to go beyond the sterile opposition between agency and structure by openly analyzing everything that happens to make a difference in a given interaction (Bartesaghi, 2009, 2014, Bencherki and Cooren, 2011; Benoit-Barné and Cooren, 2009; Castor and Cooren, 2006; Chiang, 2015; Cooren and Matte, 2010; Taylor and Van Every, 2011, 2014). Instead of exclusively focusing on what people do, these scholars have also taken into account other forms of agency or authorship that seem to make a difference through people's turns of talk. Click here for additional preconference details.