Journal Articles (Select)

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Stephens, K.K., Jahn, J., Fox, S., Charoensap-Kelly, P., Mitra, R., Waters, E., Xie, B., & Meisenbach, R. (2020). Radically changing work as we know it: Organizational scholars contributing to our future by collectively sensemaking around COVID-19. Management Communication Quarterly, 34, 426-457. doi:10.1177/0893318920934890

Bres, L., Mosonyi, S., Gond, J-P., Muzio, D., Mitra, R., Werr, A., & Wickert, C. (2019). Rethinking professionalization: A generative dialogue on CSR practitioners. Journal of Professions and Organization, 6, 246-264. doi:10.1093/jpo/joz009

Mitra, R., & Moldavanova, A. (2018). Social institutions and sustainability: A transdisciplinary perspective. Critical Sociology, 44, 275-283. doi:10.1177/0896920517742036


Cooper, W.P., & Mitra, R. (2018). Religious disengagement and stigma management by African-American young adults. Journal of Applied Communication Research46, 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 Quarterly32, 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 Quarterly32, 172-201. doi:10.1177/0893318917724234

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 Relations70, 594-616. doi: 10.1177/0018726716663288

Source: Taylor & Francis

Mitra, 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., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2015). Introduction: Organizing/ Communicating sustainably. Management Communication Quarterly, 29, 130-134. doi:10.1177/0893318914563573

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.

Mitra, R., & O’Connor, E. (2013). Perceptions of economic globalization, emerging influence, and international organizations in India. Public Relations Review, 39, 587-590.doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2013.05.003

Source: Journal of Business Communication

Mitra, 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.

Mitra, R. (2012). “My country’s future”: A culture-centered interrogation of corporate social responsibility in India. Journal of Business Ethics, 106, 131-147. doi:10.1007/s10551-011-0985-8

Mitra, R. (2011). Framing the corporate responsibility-reputation linkage: The case of Tata Motors in India. Public Relations Review, 37, 392-398. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2011.06.002

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