Book Chapters

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Mitra, R. (2020). Organizing for sustainability: Including and engaging diverse stakeholders. In M.L. Doerfel, & J.L. Gibbs, (Eds.), Organizing inclusion: Moving diversity from demographics to communication processes (pp. 180-199). New York: Routledge.

Mesmer, K., Aniss, M., & Mitra, R. (2020). Naturalizing environmental injustice: How privileged residents make sense of Detroit’s water shutoffs. In C. Schmitt, C.S. Thomas, & T.R. Castor (Eds.)., Water, rhetoric and social justice: A critical confluence, (pp. 149-170). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Mitra, R. (2019). Online performances of expertise by sustainability practitioners: Tracing communicative episodes of professional (de)legitimization. In A.S. Ross, & D.J. Rivers (Eds.), Discourses of (de)legitimization: Participatory culture in digital contexts (pp. 83-99). New York: Routledge.


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. (2016). Immigrants’ negotiations of career inheritance: A (dis)placement framework. In S. Shenoy-Packer, & E. Gabor (Eds.), Immigrant workers and meanings of work: Communicating life and career transitions (pp. 45-56). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Mitra, R., & Doctor, V. (2016). Passing in corporate India: Problematizing disclosure of sexual orientation at the workplace. In T. Köllen (Ed.), Sexual orientation and transgender issues in organizations: Global perspectives on LGBT workforce diversity. (pp. 307-320). Springer.

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: Sage

Mitra, 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.