We invite all interested scholars to submit abstracts for papers dealing with The Dark Side of Communication, i.e. what dark side communication activities ‘are’ and what they ‘do’ in or with reference to organizational contexts. Papers may focus on empirical cases and/or conceptual, theoretical or philosophical issues within the following or related questions:
- What may constitute dark side communicating activities? And why?
- Where do we find dark side communicating activities? And why?
- How do we analyze dark side communicating activities?
- Why are organizations (ostensibly) making use of dark side communicating activities?
- How do we – as scholars as well as citizens – evaluate dark side communicating activities?
The conference takes place against a backdrop of:
- (critical) organizational communication
- corporate, professional, and business communication
- critical management studies
- critical discourse studies
- critical media studies
Needless to say, all interested scholars from adjacent fields are highly encouraged to attend.
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should include title of paper, research topic, method, empirical data, theoretical approach, (expected) findings and references (max. 5 references).
Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized by removing all features from the text as well as from the document properties that may help identify you as the author of the text. For references to your own work in the reference list, please use ‘author’.
Presentations have a duration of 20 minutes + 10 min discussion. The conference language is English.
Deadline for submission of individual abstracts is 15 January 2019. Notification of acceptance is due early March of 2019.