CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Special Issue: Emotions and Organization
North Dakota State University
Traditional research in organizations is premised on a rational picture of organizational life. When emotion is considered, typically such consideration is oblique and masks emotion, subsuming it within terms such as communication satisfaction, stress, burnout, and high-quality leader-member exchange. Since the publication of Arlie Hochschild’s (1983) The Managed Heart, the book first coining the term emotional labor, research exploring the inevitably emotional side of human organizing has expanded considerably. Much of it comes from the fields of management and psychology.
Communication scholarship considering emotion and organizations has grown over the past decade, albeit in small pockets, much of which comes from early efforts to conceptualize, theorize, and document the experience of emotion in organizational life. Others who have explored the place of emotion in organizational life have coined the term bounded emotionality as a fruitful theoretical lens for considering organizations and organizing. Research focusing on emotion has crossed methodological lines as investigators have pursued studies of stress, burnout, and emotional labor from a critical communication perspective as well as discursive perspectives. An important caveat to all this work is the recognition that emotional experience in organizational life, which is often related to abuse, may also be quite positive for organizational members.
The communication field has a unique perspective, one that is productive for understanding relationships between emotions and organizing. One such perspective is that communication not only reflects what happens during organizing processes but creates the very meanings and interpretations that humans use to organize. This special issue of EJC invites communication scholarship that considers emotion from a variety of topical and theoretical perspectives. Particularly welcome would be manuscripts that cover a range of constructive and destructive emotional processes and organizational life. Contributions might address, but are not limited to,
Deadline: Submit manuscripts through EJC's online submission system at http://ejcojs.cios.org by March 15, 2014 for consideration. Please be sure to submit to the journal section entitled Special Issue: Emotions and Organizations.
Format: Papers should be in APA 6th Ed. Style. Remove all author-identifying information from the main manuscript for blind review. Manuscripts should be single spaced with tables/figures inserted where they belong; double-space between headings, subheadings, and adjacent sections; avoid breaking tables across pages. Please send manuscripts in .doc, .docx, or .rtf formats (not html).
Questions: Please address any questions to the Special Issue Editor, Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, email firstname.lastname@example.org.