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Communications Research Activities

The Gabelli School of Business communications and media management faculty consistently share their research with the wider community by publishing in high-quality academic journals and books and participating in industry conferences. The listing below is a sample of the communications area's recent research activities.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2018 and Forthcoming

Fortunato, J. A. (2018) Sports Leagues’ Game Exposure Policies: Economic and Legal Complexities. Journal of Global Sport Management3(1), 1-17.

Fortunato, J. A., Gigliotti, R. A., & Ruben, B. D. (Forthcoming) Analyzing the Dynamics of Crisis Leadership in Higher Education: A Study of Racial Incidents at the University of Missouri. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.

Grönlund, M., Lehtisaari, K., Linden, C. -G., Mierzejewska, B. I., Picard, R., Roepnack, A., & Villi, M. (Forthcoming) Comparing Innovation and Social Media Strategies in Scandinavian and US newspapers. Journalism Practice.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2017

Fortunato, J. A., Gigliotti, R. A., & Ruben, B. D. (2017) Racial incidents at the University of Missouri: The value of leadership communication and stakeholder relationships. The International Journal of Business Communication (Special issue on Leadership Communication), 54(2), 199-209.

Al-Hasan, A., Lucas, H. C., Mierzejewska, B. I., Napoli, P., & Yim, D. (2017) Evaluating strategic approaches to competitive displacement: the case of the U.S. newspaper industry. Journal of Media Economics, 30(1), 19-30.

Klein, S., Mierzejewska, B. I., & Ponte, D. (2017) Guest editor´s introduction: Transformation of the academic publishing market. Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business (Special issue on academic publishing), 27(2), 97-100.

Acton, T., Conboy, K., & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2017) Examining decision characteristics and challenges for agile software development. Journal of Systems and Software, 131, 248-265.

Drury-Grogan, M. L., & Senapathi, M. (2017) Refining a model for sustained usage of agile methodologies. Journal of Systems and Software, 132, 298-316.

Drury-Grogan, M. L., & Van Swol, L. (2017) The effects of shared opinions on nonverbal mimicry. SAGE Open, 7(2), 1-11.

Refereed Journal Publications – 2016

John Carey, 2016, "Audience Measurement of Digital TV," The International Journal of Digital Television, 7(1), 119-132.

John Carey, 2016, "Adoption of New Media in the Digital Era," E-Leader International Journal, 11(2).

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “The FIFA Crisis: Examining Sponsor Response Options,” Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 24(3), 1-11.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “The Intersection of Agenda-setting and Campaign Finance in a Digital Media World,” Journal of Information Policy, 6, 129-153.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “Legal Consistency in Sports Gambling: Can Antitrust Law and Understanding Sponsorship Provide a Legal Path for States to Permit Wagering on Sports Games?” Arizona State University Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, 5(2), 219-274.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “Business-to-Business Sponsorship Opportunities: Examining UPS’ Functional Congruence with the NCAA,” Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science (Special issue on Business-to-Business Marketing), 26(1), 36-50.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “Agenda-Setting through the Television Programming Schedule:  An Examination of Major League Baseball on Fox,” International Journal on Media Management, 18(3/4), 163-180.

John A. Fortunato, 2016, “How the Citi Olympic Sponsorship Strategy uses the Knowledge of the Elaboration Likelihood Model,” Journal of Financial Services Marketing, 27(1), 76-85.

Refereed Journal Publications – 2015

John A. Fortunato, 2015, “The Advocacy and Corrective Strategies of the National Football League: Addressing Concussions and Player Safety,” Journal of Conflict Management, 3(1), 7-21.

John A. Fortunato, 2015, “The Sponsorship Function in Collegiate Athletics; Discussing a Potential Outcome of the Jenkins v. NCAA Lawsuit,” University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, 17, 91-119.

John A. Fortunato, 2015, “Sponsorship and the Elaboration Likelihood Model; BMW’s 2014 Winter Olympic Marketing Strategy,” Journal of Brand Strategy, 4(1), 83-95.

Bill D. Herman, 2015, “Dissolving Innovation in Meltwater: Copyright and Online Search,” Journal of Information Policy, 5, 204-244.

Refereed Journal Publications - 2014

Meghann L. Drury-Grogan, 2014, “Performance on Agile Teams: Relating Iteration Objectives and Critical Decisions to Project Management Success Factors,” Information and Software Technology, 56(5), 506-515.

Bill D. Herman and Minjeong Kim, 2014, “The Internet Defends Itself: The Network Neutrality Debate on the Web,” The Information Society, 30(1), 31-44.

Books and Book Chapters

Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2017) Decision making processes in organizations. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (General Editors), Jim Barker, Joann Keyton, Tim Kuhn, and Paaige Turner (Associate Editors), The international encyclopedia of organizational communication. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2017) Mergers & acquisitions. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (General Editors), Jim Barker, Joann Keyton, Tim Kuhn, and Paaige Turner (Associate Editors), The international encyclopedia of organizational communication. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Russ, T. L. & Drury-Grogan, M. L. (2014). The Communicating Leadership Lab: A Contemporary Business Communication Simulation. New York: CreateSpace, On-Demand Publishing, LLC.