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Select Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


Cooper, W.P., & Mitra, R. (2018). Religious disengagement and stigma management by African-American young adults. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46, 509-533. doi:10.1080/00909882.2018.1502462

This article was derived from MA student Will Cooper’s thesis, under my direction. We presented a previous version of this work at the 2017 conference of the National Communication Association in Dallas, TX.

Mitra, R. (2018). Natural resource management in the U.S. Arctic: Sustainable organizing through communicative practices. Management Communication Quarterly, 32, 398-430. doi:10.1177/0893318918755971

Mitra, R. (2018). Communicative management of tensions by multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) for water resilience. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 23, 257-273. doi:10.1108/CCIJ-04-2017-0041


Mitra, R., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2018). Implementing sustainability in organizations: How practitioners discursively position work. Management Communication Quarterly, 32, 172-201. doi:10.1177/0893318917724234

Mitra, R., & Fyke, J. (2017). Purpose-driven consultancies’ negotiation of organizational tensions. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45, 140-159. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2017.1288290

Mitra, R., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2017). Communicative tensions of meaningful work: The case of sustainability practitioners. Human Relations, 70, 594-616. doi: 10.1177/0018726716663288

Source: Taylor & FrancisMitra, R. (2016). Re-Constituting “America”: The clean energy economy ventriloquized. Environmental Communication, 10, 269-288. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2015.1047885

An earlier version of this article was presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, in Cleveland on March 2012, where it was awarded Top Paper and the David Zarefsky Award in the Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Division.

Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Wu, M., Mitra, R., Kuang, K., & Suo, H. (2015). Global communication for organizing sustainability and resilience. China Media Research, 11, 67-77.

Mitra, R. (2015). Proposing a culture-centered approach to career scholarship: The example of subsistence careers in the US Arctic. Human Relations68, 1813-1835. doi: 10.1177/0018726715570100 (Lead article.)

Source: Wiley

Mitra, R. (2013). From transformational leadership to leadership “trans-formations”: A critical dialogic perspective. Communication Theory, 23, 395-416.

An earlier version of this article was presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, in Boston on May 2011, where it was awarded Top 2 Student Paper in the Organizational Communication Division.

Source: Journal of Business CommunicationMitra, R. (2013). The neo-capitalist firm in emerging India: Organization-State-Media linkages. Journal of Business Communication, 50, 3-33. (Lead article.)

An earlier version of this article was presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, in Cincinnati, OH, on April 14-18, 2010, where it placed among Top Five papers in Organizational and Professional Communication Division.

Select Book Chapters


Mitra, R. (2018). Environmental nonprofit organizations’ communicative negotiation of local/global spaces. In J.A. Drzewiecka, & T. Nakayama (Eds.), Global dialectics in intercultural communication: Case studies (pp. 245-263). New York: Peter Lang.

Mitra, R. (2016). Sustaining “green consumption.” In J. Fyke, J. Faris., & P.M. Buzzanell (Eds.), Cases in organizational and managerial communication: Stretching boundaries (pp. 204-208). New York: Routledge.

Mitra, R. (2015). Environmental sustainability as competitive driver in emerging markets. In B.L. Kedia, & K. Aceto (Eds.), Emerging markets and the future of the BRIC nations (pp. 65-85). Edward Elgar.


Mitra, R., & Warshay, N. (2015). Policy discourse and mandatory CSR in India. In D. Jamali, C. Karam, & M. Blowfield (Eds.), Development-oriented corporate social responsibility (Vol. 2): Locally-led initiatives in developing economies (106-120). Greenleaf Publishing.

Mitra, R. (2014). Organizing foreignness: Of aliens, permanence, and shape-shifters. In S.C. Howard (Ed.), Critical articulations of race, gender, and sexual orientation (pp. 65-84). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Source: SageMitra, R. (2012). What about the people in the “People’s Car”? Tata Motors and the Nano controversy. In S.K. May (Ed.), Case studies in organizational communication: Ethical perspectives and practices (2nd ed.; pp. 119-128). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mitra, R., Green, R.J., & Dutta, M.J. (2013). Corporate reputation in emerging markets: A culture-centered review and critique. In C. Carroll (Ed.), Handbook of communication and corporate reputation (pp. 484-496). Wiley-Blackwell.

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