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Shiv’s research engages with substantive issues that arise from the intersection of communication processes with globalisation, digital technologies, and civil society organising. Specific studies he has published have examined the intersection of two or more of these phenomena, including such topics as technological transformations in collective action, global aspects of the digital divide, dialogue and social change, volunteering and non-profit organising, global neoliberalism and entrepreneurship, and global rhetoric about technology. Shiv’s current Marsden-funded project, which began in 2013, builds on his research agenda by tracing how emerging and established forms of social justice organising in Aotearoa New Zealand intersect in volatile technological environments.
Shiv’s research and writing has also won numerous awards. He recently won an Article of the Year Award from the National Communication Association in the USA, the world’s largest body of communication researchers, for outstanding contributions to Public Relations Theory, for his monograph in Communication Theory, co-authored with Heather Zoller and titled “Dialogue, activism and democratic social change.” In 2012 he was also the recipient of the prestigious Frederic Jablin Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Organizational Communication, awarded by the International Communication Association in May 2012. He also held a Marsden Foundation grant to investigate global social justice organising in Aotearoa New Zealand from 2007-2009, and a paper published from that grant in the journal Communication Monographs won the 2011 outstanding article of the year award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association. He has also received top paper awards in 2010 and 2011 from the International Communication Association as well as the National Communication Association for papers on global aspects of the digital divide as well as the rhetoric of climate change denial. In 2010, his book, co-authored with George Cheney, Lars Christensen and Ted Zorn, titled “Organisational Communication in an Age of Globalisation” won the top textbook award from the Organisational Communication Division at the National Communication Association.
Until August 2013 Shiv was editor-in-chief of the National Communication Association’s Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and is on the editorial board of several top Communication and Management journals, including Communication Monographs, Journal of Communication, Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, and Organization.
While now primarily in an administrative role as Head of School, Shiv continues to maintain an active research profile, both in New Zealand and abroad. He recently delivered the keynote address at the VIIIth Congress of Organizational Communication and Public Research in Londrina, Brazil, and earlier in 2014 delivered the annual Corus Entertainment Distinguished Lecture at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada.
Shiv Ganesh (PhD Purdue University) is Professor of Communication and Head of School at the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University. Shiv's research engages with substantive issues that arise from the intersection of communication processes with globalization, digital technologies sand civil society organizing. Specific studies he has published include such topics as technological transformations in collective action and social justice, dialogue and social change, volunteering and nonprofit organizing, global aspects of the digital divide, and neoliberalism and entrepreneurship.
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Field of research codes
Communication and Media Studies (200100): Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102): International and Development Communication (200103): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)
Project Title: Activism, technology and organising: Transformations in collective action in Aotearoa NZ
Date Range: 2013 - 2017
Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full