Sparking Dialogue: Organizational Communication through Digital Storytelling

In recent years, technology and the Internet have simultaneously expanded and reinvented the way we communicate. The change in how we communicate has been pervasive, impacting all communications in the personal and professional sphere. Advances in technology has led multimedia content to become a new frontier for organizational communications, bringing with it new potential for organizational storytellers … Continue reading Sparking Dialogue: Organizational Communication through Digital Storytelling

Are You Throwing Those Old Jeans in the Trash?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only 15% of post-consumer textile waste is recovered each year, leaving a whopping 85% in landfills. This means that used textiles occupy nearly 5% of landfills overall. What can be done to help this problem? Karin M. Ekström and Nicklas Salomonson discuss the possibilities from a macromarketing … Continue reading Are You Throwing Those Old Jeans in the Trash?

Understanding Networking and its Benefits

[We are pleased to welcome Špela Trefalt to Management Ink. Dr. Trefalt's article "How Network Properties Affect One's Ability to Obtain Benefits: A Network Simulation" recently appeared in the OnlineFirst section of the Journal of Management Education.] About four years ago, I started teaching about networks in Executive Education Programs at Simmons School of Management. … Continue reading Understanding Networking and its Benefits

Using Games to Address Real-World Issues

A new article in Simulation & Gaming studies an avatar-based game that addresses a real policy challenge: peace in the Sudan. The game, under development as part of a massively multiplayer online game at the University of Southern California's GamePipe Laboratory, casts players as tribe members who can directly impact stability in an interactive model … Continue reading Using Games to Address Real-World Issues