From words to integers and beyond in corporate life

Kabanoff, Boris & Hamdan, Mahani (2014) From words to integers and beyond in corporate life. In Hart, Roderick (Ed.) Communication and Language Analysis in the Corporate World. IGI Global, Hersey, PA, pp. 334-350.

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Poets have a licence to couch great truths in succinct, emotionally powerful, and perhaps slightly mysterious and ambiguous ways. On the other hand, it is the task of academics to explore such truths intellectually, in depth and detail, identifying the key constructs and their underlying relations and structures, hopefully without impairing the essential truth. So it could be said that in January 2013, around 60 academics gathered at the University of Texas, Austin under the benign and encouraging eye of their own muse, Professor Rod Hart, to play their role in exploring and explaining the underlying truth of Yan Zhen’s words.

The goals of this chapter are quite broad. Rod was explicit and yet also somewhat Delphic in his expectations and aspirations for the chapter. Even though DICTION was a key analytic tool in most chapters, this chapter was not to be about DICTION per se, or simply a critique of the individual chapters forming this section of the book. Rather DICTION and these studies, as well as some others that got our attention, were to be more a launching pad for observations on what they revealed about the current state of understanding and research into the language of institutions, as well as some ‘adventurous’, but not too outlandish reflections on future challenges and opportunities.

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ID Code: 65131
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Corporate Life, Communication, Language Analysis, Corporations
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4999-6.ch019
ISBN: 9781466649996
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 IGI Global
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2013 22:30
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 08:21

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