Read the Special Issue on Strategic Communication From International Journal of Business Communication!

business-graphics-1428653-mHow do cognitive competitor networks differ among public media organizations? How can top leaders construct and transmit strategic vision communications to improve organizational performance? Is deception ever an appropriate strategic communication choice? These questions and more are explored in International Journal of Business Communication‘s Special Issue on Strategic Communication!

Gail Fann Thomas of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and Kimberlie J. Stephens of the University of Southern California, collaborated on the introduction to the Special Issue.

Strategic communication is an emerging area of study in the communication and management social sciences. Recent BPCQ/IJBC3.inddacademic conversations around this topic have appeared in publications such as the International Journal of Strategic Communication, which was established in 2007, and The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication, which will be published this year. Likewise, the discursive turn in the management literature has also begun to focus on organizational strategy (Balogun, Jacobs, Jarzabkowski, Mantere, & Vaara, 2014).

As conceptualized in this special issue, strategic communication sits at the intersection of management strategy and communication, and it is our belief that this intersection is relatively undeveloped in the academic literature. To date, the management strategy literature persistently points to the significance of communication but has only begun to theorize it (see, e.g., the special issue in Journal of Management Studies, “Strategy as Discourse: Its Significance, Challenges, and Future Directions,” 2014). Likewise, the communication literature infrequently incorporates theory from the strategy literature (see, e.g., The Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication: Advances in Theory, Research, and Methods, 2014)

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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