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Forum: the case for reflexive writing practices in management communication and organization studies

Lehman, Iga Maria, Tienari, Janne, Hyland, Ken and Alejandro, Audrey ORCID: 0000-0002-3675-8986 (2024) Forum: the case for reflexive writing practices in management communication and organization studies. Management Communication Quarterly. ISSN 0893-3189

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Identification Number: 10.1177/08933189241227943

Abstract

Following criticism about the quality of writing in management communication and organization studies, this Forum presents arguments for change in how scholarly knowledge is communicated. The expectation today seems to be that, to get published, academic writing requires monologic and complex ways of expression. However, using formulaic and reader-exclusive language in publications limits their accessibility to a wider readership, including not only more diverse members of the disciplinary community—such as non-Anglophone scholars and junior researchers—but also those we study and write about. In our respective contributions, we argue for more meaningful communication between writers and readers achieved through writers adopting reflexive practices when crafting their texts for publication. Specifically, we suggest considering reflexivity through the following concepts: conformity and individuality, socialization, tenderness, and respect. These, we argue, help make our academic writing more accessible and meaningful.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/MCQ
Additional Information: © 2024 Sage
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 17:27
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2024 16:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/121608

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