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The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication

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January 2024 | 744 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication is a state-of-the-art resource for scholars, students, and practitioners seeking to deepen their understanding and expertise in this dynamic field.

Written by a global team of established and emerging experts, this Handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of the field’s foundational traditions of epistemology and theory, as well as its latest methodologies, methods, issues, and debates.

The volume reflects a diverse range of approaches (e.g., mixed-methods, ethnographic, rhetorical, pragmatist, phenomenological, feminist, critical race, postcolonial, queer, and engaged), and covers a broad spectrum of topics ranging from data collection and analysis, to representation.

Additionally, this Handbook addresses emerging trends such as digital forensics, post-qualitative research, and the transformative impact of COVID-19 on the conduct of qualitative research in organizational communication.

As the first volume of its kind in this field, The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication is a cornerstone text for scholars, students, and practitioners interested in understanding the vital role of communication in organizational life.

Part 1: Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research 
Part 2: Data Collection in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research: Methods and Issues
Part 3: Data Analysis and Representation in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research: Methods and Issues
Part 4: The Future of Qualitative Organizational Communication Research

James R. Barker
Foreword
Boris H. J. M. Brummans, Bryan C. Taylor, and Anu Sivunen
Introduction: Toward a Methodological Lingua Franca for Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication
 
Part 1: Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Jody L. S. Jahn and Karen K. Myers
Chapter 1: From Mixed Methods to Mixed Research Approaches for Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Angela N. Gist-Mackey and Cristin A. Compton
Chapter 2: Ethnographic Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Charles Conrad and George Cheney
Chapter 3: Rhetorical Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
François Cooren, Philippe Lorino, and Daniel Robichaud
Chapter 4: Pragmatist Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Rebecca J. Meisenbach and Madeline S. Pringle
Chapter 5: Phenomenological Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Theresa Castor
Chapter 6: Approaches to Qualitative Research on the Communicative Constitution of Organizations
Patrice M. Buzzanell, Spencer Margulies, Evgeniya Pyatovskaya, and Patricia K. Abijah
Chapter 7: Feminist Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Jasmine T. Austin and Tianna L. Cobb
Chapter 8: Critical Race Theory and Intersectional Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Mahuya Pal, Beatriz Nieto-Fernandez, and Silpa Satheesh
Chapter 9: Postcolonial Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication
Jamie McDonald and Elizabeth K. Eger
Chapter 10: Queer Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Trudy Milburn and Sunny Lie Owens
Chapter 11: Ethnography of Communication Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Kurt Lindemann and Yea-Wen Chen
Chapter 12: Autoethnography and Organizational Communication: Tracing their Convergence and Divergence
J. Kevin Barge and Anna W. Wolfe
Chapter 13: Engaged Scholarship Approaches to Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
 
Part 2: Data Collection in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research: Methods and Issues
Bryan C. Taylor and Ryan S. Bisel
Chapter 14: Research Design in Qualitative Organizational Communication Studies
Keri K. Stephens, Craig R. Scott, and Nancy H. Carlson
Chapter 15: Challenges Faced by Qualitative Researchers in Negotiating Access to Organizational Communication Settings
Brenda L. Berkelaar
Chapter 16: Interviews and Focus Groups in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Rebecca Gill and Joshua B. Barbour
Chapter 17: Participatory Methods in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Jennifer L. Gibbs and Salla-Maaria Laaksonen
Chapter 18: Collecting Digital Data in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Elizabeth Wilhoit Larson
Chapter 19: Collecting Visual Data in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
 
Part 3: Data Analysis and Representation in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research: Methods and Issues
Sarah J. Tracy, Angela Gist-Mackey, and Marco Dehnert
Chapter 20: Phronetic Iterative Qualitative Data Analysis (PIQDA) in Organizational Communication Research
Stephanie L. Dailey, Larry Davis Browning, and Jan-Oddvar Sørnes
Chapter 21: Narrative Analysis in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Chantal Benoit-Barné and Mathieu Chaput
Chapter 22: Rhetorical Analysis in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Jonathan Clifton and Jakob Rømer Barfod
Chapter 23: Conversation Analysis in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Ellen Nathues, François Cooren, and Mark van Vuuren
Chapter 24: Ventriloquial Analysis in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Jennifer J. Mease and Scott E. Branton
Chapter 25: Analysis of Sociomateriality and Affect in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Debbie S. Dougherty and Blessing Okafor
Chapter 26: Critical Discourse Analysis in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Luisa Ruge-Jones, William C. Barley, and Jeffrey W. Treem
Chapter 27: Past, Present, and Future Analysis of Digital Work in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Gail T. Fairhurst and Linda L. Putnam
Chapter 28: Analysis of Tensions and Paradoxes in Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Consuelo Vásquez, Viviane Sergi, and Anthony Hussenot
Chapter 29: A Process Ontology Perspective on Qualitative Analysis in Organizational Communication Research
Oana Brindusa Albu, Boukje Cnossen, and Chahrazad Abdallah
Chapter 30: Positionings: Toward a Relational Understanding of Representation and Writing in Organizational Communication Research
 
Part 4: The Future of Qualitative Organizational Communication Research
Mikkel Flyverbom, Paul M. Leonardi, and Nitzan Navick
Chapter 31: Digital Forensics: A Guide to Conducting Qualitative Research on Organizational Communication and Digital Technology
Shiv Ganesh, Cynthia Stohl, and Samantha James
Chapter 32: Hybridity, Visibility, and Organizing: Globalization and Qualitative Methods in Organizational Communication Research
Kate Lockwood Harris
Chapter 33: Organizing Post-qualitative Research in Organizational Communication
Kirstie McAllum, Stephanie Fox, Laura Ginoux, Heather Zoller, Andrea Zorn, and Theodore E. Zorn
Chapter 34: Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication Post-COVID-19
Silvia Gherardi
Afterword from the Perspective of a Management Scholar
Eric M. Eisenberg and Patricia Geist-Martin
Afterword from the Perspective of Two Organizational Communication Scholars

The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Organizational Communication is an essential resource for management scholars, practitioners, and students alike. This groundbreaking handbook is a comprehensive guide that navigates the vast landscape of qualitative research within the realm of organizational communication. With contributions from leading experts in the field, it provides invaluable insights, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks helping to understand the complex dynamics of communication in organizational settings. It offers a diverse range of perspectives and approaches, inviting readers to explore the intricacies of organizational communication through a qualitative lens. This handbook is an indispensable companion for anyone seeking to delve deeper into this fascinating field.

Barbara Czarniawska, FBA
Professor Emerita, University of Gothenburg

Communication scholars have developed many rich and rigorous qualitative methods for capturing, analyzing, and interpreting the communicative aspects of organizing. It is exciting to see these methods brought together in a comprehensive handbook that features both classical approaches and reflections on new forms of data and analysis. Boris Brummans, Bryan Taylor, and Anu Sivunen have put together a truly wonderful resource that I will return to again and again.

Ann Langley
Professor Emerita, HEC Montréal; Distinguished Research Environment Professor, Warwick Business School

This handbook is an authoritative survey of qualitative approaches to organizational communication that summarizes the state of the art and advances new insights and ideas. Its authors span the panoply of takes on qualitative research on organizational communication and are literally an all-star cast. Experienced academics and graduate students alike will benefit from its many perspectives and inquiries into key issues.

Marshall Scott Poole
David L. Swanson Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

This comprehensive handbook has all the ingredients to become the main go-to resource for qualitative research in organizational communication studies. I highly recommend it to anyone who aims to broaden their horizon and expand their methodological tool kit, whether scholars, students, or practitioners.

Dennis Schoeneborn
Professor, Copenhagen Business School

Boris H. J. M. Brummans

Boris H. J. M. Brummans is a Professor in the Département de Communication at the Université de Montréal in Canada. His research interests include agency, mindful organizing, organizational communication, organizational ethnography, and process philosophy. He has contributed chapters to several edited books and his articles appear in international peer-reviewed journals such as Communication Monographs, Human Relations, Information, Communication & Society, Management Communication Quarterly, Organization Studies, and Qualitative Inquiry. His edited volume, The Agency of Organizing: Perspectives and Case Studies (Routledge), received... More About Author

Bryan C. Taylor

Bryan C. Taylor is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the USA. His research and teaching interests include qualitative research methods, organizational culture, and critical security studies. His qualitative research has been published in journals including Communication Research, Culture and Organization, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Western Journal of Communication, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Management Communication Quarterly, and the Romanian Journal Communication and Public Relations. He is the co-author of three editions of Qualitative Communication... More About Author

Anu Sivunen

Anu Sivunen is Professor of Communication at University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Her research focuses on new forms of organizing, such as remote and flexible work arrangements, communication processes and identity issues in global teams, and organizational communication technologies and their affordances. Her research interests also include employees’ work-life boundary management and organizational space. Her qualitative and conceptual work has appeared in international publications from a variety of disciplines, such as Academy of Management Annals, Human Relations, Information Technology and People, International Journal of... More About Author

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