New Zealand Scholar, Glenda Jacobs, Receives Best Paper Award at the Conference on Corporate Communication 2007
(Wroxton, England)—Glenda Jacobs received the Academic Best Paper Award at the Conference on Corporate Communication 2007 sponsored by the Corporate Communication Institute (CCI) in association with Corporate Communications: An International Journal. Her paper, “Constructing Corporate Commitment Amongst Remote Employee: A Disposition and Predisposition Approach,” offers a look at organizational commitment from the viewpoint of dispersed employees. “Glenda Jacob’s study of the commitment and perceptions of field service engineers and their managers offers a framework that suggests new relationships and combinations of conditions that influence both the communication assumptions and practices of managers and employees in organizations that are increasingly flat and decentralized,” said Michael B. Goodman, Ph.D., director of CCI and chair of the conference.
Glenda Jacobs is the Undergraduate Division Dean and Senior Lecturer in International Communication at UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand and is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her teaching experience in the public sectors spans twenty years. Ms. Jacobs research concerns how technology is used in organizational networking with a particular emphasis on the creation of knowledge management communities in virtual and dispersed working contests and the challenges of managing dispersed technical workforces.
The Conference on Corporate Communication 2007 attracted scholars and practitioners from seventeen countries to the campus of Wroxton College, Wroxton, England. They gathered June 1 - 4 to exchange information and explore the influence of globalization on the corporate communication profession as it relates to theory, practice, roles, processes, and ethics. Communicating global corporate responsibility, localization and globalization of issues management, global education for future leaders, and communicating to diverse and dispersed workforces were among the issues discussed. Papers given at the conference were included in the Conference on Corporate Communication 2007 Proceedings published by CCI. Papers are also considered for publication in Corporate Communications: An International Journal published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited (U.K.).
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