Academic journal article Business Communication Quarterly

ABC Publications Award Winners for 2003

Academic journal article Business Communication Quarterly

ABC Publications Award Winners for 2003

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"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."

--Zora Neale Hurston (in Lewis, 2003)

THIS QUOTATION CHARACTERIZES the 2003 Publications Award recipients, who provide excellence in business communication research with their "poking and prying with a purpose." The Publications Board members were challenged this year with articles nominated from around the world. The final choices indeed represent a small part of the significant research done by our members.

The Association offers awards in three categories: Distinguished Publication on Business Communication, Outstanding Article of the Year in Business Communication Quarterly, and Outstanding Article of the Year in The Journal of Business Communication. The first was won by Paul Argenti and Janis Forman's book, The Power of Corporate Communication: Crafting the Voice and Image of Your Business (New York: McGraw-Hill). It displays the authors' curiosities as they examine strategic corporate communication and its application in multiple organizational settings. The second award went to "Managing Communication Within Virtual Intercultural Teams" by Christine Uber Grosse. The study adds important virtual teamwork dimensions to working in an environment challenged not only in understanding and presenting information about its limitless structure but also in its special needs in enhancing and developing effective intercultural communication, The outstanding article in The Journal of Business Communication is "The Impact of Profitability, Certainty, and Degree of Fine on the Persuasiveness of Environmental Assessment Reports" by Thomas Clark, Candace Gunnarsson, Kyle Skeldon, and Heidi Arnshoff. …

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