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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 4 • Dec. 2016

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Professional Communication Society

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 345
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  • Introduction to the Special Issue on Entrepreneurship Communication

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):316 - 322
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  • Throwing a Change-Up, Pitching a Strike: An Autoethnography of Frame Acquisition, Application, and Fit in a Pitch Development and Delivery Experience

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):323 - 341
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    Research problem: Studies how one entrepreneur acquired, applied, and fit frames to her startup venture and stakeholders over one year. Research questions: How do pitchers acquire frames for pitches? How do pitchers apply frames to existing pitches? How do pitchers gauge the fit between the innovation, frames, and stakeholders? Literature review: The literature examined-framing professional commun... View full abstract»

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  • Networking in a Field of Introverts: The Egonets, Networking Practices, and Networking Technologies of Technical Communication Entrepreneurs

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):342 - 362
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    Research problem: Although labor statistics document a steady rise in contract, contingent, and entrepreneurial labor, knowledge about the professional communication practices that build and sustain independent careers in the field of technical communication (TC) largely emerges from broad survey analysis, cultural/social critiques, or individual anecdotes. From these statistics and stories, we al... View full abstract»

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  • Communicating Entrepreneurial Passion: Personal Passion vs. Perceived Passion in Venture Pitches

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):363 - 378
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    Research problem: Entrepreneurial passion has been shown to play an important role in venture success and, therefore, in investors' funding decisions. However, it is unknown whether the passion entrepreneurs personally feel or experience can be accurately assessed by investors during a venture pitch. Research questions: (1) To what extent does entrepreneurs' personal passion align with investors' ... View full abstract»

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  • A Narrative Perspective on International Entrepreneurship: Comparing Stories From the United States, Spain, and China

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):379 - 397
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    Research problem: This study investigates entrepreneurship as a rhetorical practice and seeks to illustrate how narratives of individuals from different cultures create a discourse of entrepreneurship. We offer theoretical and methodological considerations for comparative international analyses in entrepreneurship research. Research questions: (1) How do the stories that are told by entrepreneurs ... View full abstract»

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  • Lookalike Professional English

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):398 - 406
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    Background: Our teaching case reports on a fieldwork assignment designed to have master of arts students experience first-hand how entrepreneurs write for the globalized marketplace by examining public displays of language, such as billboards, shop windows, and posters. Research questions: How do entrepreneurs use English to “style” themselves? What is the status of English in public... View full abstract»

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  • Rhetorical Work in Crowd-Based Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned From Teaching Crowdfunding as an Emerging Site of Professional and Technical Communication

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):407 - 427
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    Background: Entrepreneurship has undergone significant transformations in the past decade due to crowd-based models of innovation and the increasing popularity of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding provides an alternative to the way entrepreneurs traditionally raise start-up and operational funds for a venture. Moreover, with crowdfunding platforms, citizens and communities are increasingly able to engage... View full abstract»

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  • John Hartley, Wen Wen, and Henry Siling Li

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):428 - 430
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  • 2016 Index IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Vol. 59

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):431 - 435
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  • Introducing IEEE Collabratec

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 436
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  • IEEE Professional Communication Society Information

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C3
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  • IEEE Professional Communication Society Information

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C4
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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Editor-in-Chief
George F. Hayhoe
Mercer University School of Eng.