Prof Shiv Ganesh

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Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Schl of Communication, Journalism & Marketing

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Professional Biography

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 QuarterlyJournal 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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Research Expertise

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

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)

Research Outputs

Journal

Ganesh, S., & Stohl, C. (2013). From Wall Street to Wellington: Protests in an Era of Digital Ubiquity. Communication Monographs. 80(4), 425-451
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S. (2013). Sexual tensions: Disagreements about same-sex marriage in the LGBTQ movement. Communication Currents. 8(3), Unpaged Retrieved from http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=3839
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & Zoller, HM. (2012). Dialogue, Activism, and Democratic Social Change. COMMUNICATION THEORY. 22
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & McAllum, K. (2012). Volunteering and Professionalization: Trends in Tension?. MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY. 26
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Inkson, K., Gunz, H., Ganesh, S., & Roper, J. (2012). Boundaryless Careers: Bringing Back Boundaries. ORGANIZATION STUDIES. 33
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S. (2011). Why facebook doesn't cause protests. Communication Currents. 6(2), 1-2 Retrieved from http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=1026
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S., & Holmes, P. (2011). Positioning intercultural dialogue -theories, pragmatics, and an agenda. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. 4(2), 81-86
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S. (2011). Editor's statement: On culture, circulation, and significance. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. 4(1), 1-2
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & Zorn, TE. (2011). Running the race: Competition discourse and broadband growth in Aotearoa New Zealand. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY. 33(5), 725-742
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S., Zorn, T.

Roper, J., Ganesh, S., & Inkson, K. (2010). Neoliberalism and knowledge interests in boundaryless careers discourse. WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY. 24(4), 661-679
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & McAllum, K. (2010). Well-Being as Discourse: Potentials and Problems for Studies of Organizing and Health Inequalities. MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY. 24(3), 491-498
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & Stohl, C. (2010). Qualifying Engagement: A Study of Information and Communication Technology and the Global Social Justice Movement in Aotearoa New Zealand. COMMUNICATION MONOGRAPHS. 77(1), 51-74
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S. (2009). OrganiZational communication and organiSational communication: Binaries and the fragments of a field. Communication Journal of New Zealand. 10(2 Special Edition: Situating Organisational Communication in Aotearoa New Zealand), 6-17 Retrieved from http://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/3534
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S., & Barber, KF. (2009). The silent community: Organizing zones in the digital divide. HUMAN RELATIONS. 62(6), 851-874
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S. (2008). Assimilation, sexuality and the contours of relational care in academe. Women's Studies in Communication. 31(2), 268-275 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07491409.2008.10162542
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2007). Grassroots agendas and global discourses: tracking a planning process on children's issues.. International and Intercultural Communication Annual. 30, 289-316
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Gill, R., & Ganesh, S. (2007). Empowerment, constraint, and the entrepreneurial self: A study of white women entrepreneurs. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 35(3), 268-293 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00909880701434265
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2007). Outsourcing as symptomatic: Class visibility and ethnic scapegoating in the US IT sector. Journal of Communication Management. 11(1), 71-83 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1593262&show=abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Gill, R., & Ganesh, S. (2007). Empowerment., constraint, and the entrepreneurial self: A study of white women entrepreneurs. JOURNAL OF APPLIED COMMUNICATION RESEARCH. 35(3), 268-293
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., Zoller, H., & Cheney, G. (2005). Transforming resistance, broadening our boundaries: Critical organizational communication meets globalization from below. COMMUNICATION MONOGRAPHS. 72(2), 169-191
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S. (2003). Organizational Narcissism: Technology, legitimacy and identity in an Indian NGO. Management Communication Quarterly. 16(4), 558-594
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2000). Mediating the imagination: Corporate involvement in the production of centralized subjectivity. Journal of Communication Inquiry. 24(1), 67-86
[Journal article]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Book

Stohl, C., & Ganesh, S. (2014). Globalization and social justice organizations. In DK. Mumby, & LL. Putnam (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication: Advances in Theory, Research and Methods. (pp. 717 - 742).
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & Stohl, C. (2014). Communication, organizing, & social movements. In DL. Mumby, & LL. Putnam (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication: Advances in Theory, Research and Methods. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & Zoller, HM. (2014). Organizing transition: Principles and tensions in eco-localism. In M. Parker, G. Cheney, V. Fournier, & C. Land (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization. (pp. 236 - 250). London: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Schaefer, ZA., Conrad, C., Cheney, G., May, S., & Ganesh, S. (2011). Economic justice and communication ethics: considering multiple points of intersection. In G. Cheney, S. May, & D. Munshi (Eds.) The Handbook of Communication Ethics. (pp. 436 - 456). : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Cheney, G., Christensen, LT., Zorn, TE., & Ganesh, S.(2011). Organizational communication in an age of globalization: Issues, reflections, practices. United States: Waveland Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Ganesh, S., Zorn, T.
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Ganesh, S. (2010). Difference and cultural identities in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Pedagogical, theoretical and pragmatic implications of the Josie Bullock case. In DK. Mumby (Ed.) Reframing Difference in Organizational Communication Studies. (pp. 173 - 191). : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2009). Critical Organizational Communication. In SW. Littlejohn, & KA. Foss (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Communication Theory. (pp. 226 - 231). : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & McAllum, K. (2009). Discourses of volunteerism. In CS. Beck (Ed.) Communication yearbook 33. (pp. 343 - 384). United States and United Kingdom: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2008). Organizational communication: Postmodern approaches. In W. Donsbach (Ed.) The international encyclopedia of communication. (pp. 3433 - 3438). United States: Wiley-Blackwell and imprint of John Wiley & Sons
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2007). From links to webs: Entrepreneurship and technology in a social service organisation. In DJ. Page, & TE. Zorn (Eds.) Management communication: New Zealand and Australian case studies. (pp. 91 - 98). New Zealand: Pearson Education New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2007). Sustainable development discourse and the global economy: Promoting responsibility, containing change. In SK. May, G. Cheney, & J. Roper (Eds.) The debate over corporate social responsibility. (pp. 379 - 390). United States: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2005). The myth of the nongovernmental organization: Governmentality and transnationalism in an Indian NGO. In G. Cheney, & GA. Barnett (Eds.) International and multicultural organizational communication. (pp. 197 - 223). United States: Hampton Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Anderson-Crider, J., & Ganesh, S. (2004). Negotiating meaning in virtual teams: Context, roles and computer-mediated communication in college classrooms. In SH. Godar, & SP. Ferris (Eds.) Virtual and collaborative teams: Process, technologies and practice. (pp. 133 - 155). United States and United Kingdom: Idea Group Inc [IGI Global]
[Chapter]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Conference

Ganesh, S.(2011, February 10). Eco-localisation: Strategies for resistance, resilience and renewal. (pp. 46 - 49). , Organization, Identity and Locality (OIL) VII: Local Theory
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Wang, Y., & Ganesh, S.Eventuating materiality: Beyond discourse-practice dualisms. . New Orleans, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Zorn, T., Ganesh, S., & Roper, J.Doubt, delay and discourse:Communication and climate change denial. . New Orleans, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & Zoller, H.Dialogue, activism and change: Agonistic voices and social transformation. . New Orleans, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Zorn, T., Ganesh, S., & Roper, J.Doubt, delay and discourse: Communication and climate change denial. . New Orleans, LA, United States
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S., Zorn, T.
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Inkson, K., Ganesh, S., Roper, J., & Gunz, H.The boundaryless career: A productive concept that may have outlived its usefulness. . Montreal, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Inkson, K., Ganesh, S., Roper, J., & Gunz, H. (2010). The boundaryless career: A productive concept that may have outlived its usefulness. Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S.Organizing, reorganizing and disorganizing identity and difference in Aotearoa/New Zealand: The Josie bullock case. . Chicago, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & Barber, K.The silent community: Organizing zones in the digital divide. . Chicago, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S.OrganiZational communication and organiSational communication: Some personal thoughts about binaries and the fragments of a field. . Utah, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S., & Stohl, C.Heterogeneity, complexity and multi-issue organizing: Understanding diversity in global social justice activism in Aotearoa/New Zealand. . Montreal, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S.(2007). 'Our time is now': An assessment of optimism in contemporary India. . Port Vila, Vanuatu
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Ganesh, S.Changing patterns of ICT use in an Indian NGO: Some implications for understanding the digital divide. . Melbourne, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Ganesh, S. (2007, June). 'Our time is now': An assessment of optimism in contemporary India. Presented at Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society [APABIS] Conference. Port Vila, Vanuatu.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ganesh, S.

Other

Ganesh, S. (2008). Review of Various Authors. "It's Time to Fly!" An assessment of optimism in contemporary India. (pp. 293 - 298). Sage
[Other]Authored by: Ganesh, S.
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Supervision and Teaching

Papers Coordinated

Current Postgraduate Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Leon Salter - PhD
    Building resistance to the "GERM' - neoliberlization of education, the teacher identity and the social practice of union activism
  • Murdoch Stephens - PhD
    Who believes in the Internet? The turn to language meets the turn to climate activism online

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