History and Future of Management Communication Quarterly

What better time to offer my first post on the OaC blog than the start of a new year!  Readers of Management Communication Quarterly will be interested in this podcast interview with outgoing editor-in-chief James Barker.  Jim wraps up 6 1/2 years at the helm of the flagship journal for organizational communication scholarship, which also coincides with MCQ’s 25th anniversary.  Jim and I discuss his experiences as editor and he comments on a variety of issues as MCQ looks towards the future.  Also of note is a recent article I wrote for MCQ about the history of the journal.  I reflect on topics of identity, inter-nationality, and inter-disciplinarity…and I enlist the help of other “emerging scholars” in organizational communication to discuss these issues further.  I conclude with some thoughts about the future of an academic journal like MCQ in the digital age.  Here’s to a prosperous and productive 2013…and another great year of organizational communication scholarship!

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