The Business Communication Profession: Essays on the Journeys of Leading Teacher-Scholars (Hardcover)
This book provides a unique orientation to the present, past, and future of the field of business communication by collecting reflective essays from some of its most influential scholars, teachers, and leaders.
Through a series of essays that bridge personal narrative and critical analysis, this book mentors a new generation of students, teachers, and professionals as they encounter the challenges and opportunities of business communication and shape the future of the field. The authors-all influential figures and award winners-describe their personal histories with the field and discuss how major aspects have evolved over time. The essays examine the pathways through which scholars encounter the discipline, the professional challenges they face, the evolving content of the business communication curriculum, the development of business communication programs and institutions, the value of an entrepreneurial mindset for career development, and the relationships between research, teaching, and professional practice. They offer stories about a diversity of paths for achieving personal and professional success and invite readers to think about what lessons they can apply to their own career advancement and satisfaction. In total, this collection provides both a living history of the field and a series of real-world examples of business communication at its finest.
This book is essential reading for students and scholars of business communication and can be used as a supplemental text for courses in business communication, professional communication, and communication career preparation.
About the Author
Janis Forman is Founding Director of the Management Communication Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Professor Forman has received academic awards from the Association for Business Communication and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has published extensively on organizational storytelling, collaboration, corporate communication, and translation and consults for many organizations.