Brendan W. Bruns


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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Harrison (1987) sought to determine how one specific communication practice, writing, helps shape organizations. Over the course of the past 25 years, communication practices have helped shape many organizations. When this project observes the Flyer For-ex fund, the primary objective is to determine what communication practices this particular group uses, whether that is writing or another form of communication. More specifically, the project wants to see what communication practices help drive the Flyer For-exâs fundsâ success. In doing this, the project will include qualitative research such as interviewing a select number of the 40 participants in the Flyer For-ex fund, as well as the faculty member in charge of creating the Flyer For-ex fund. The project will observe some of the firmâs meetings in order to analyze and determine how they accomplish their work. In addition, this project will also analyze the communication documents given to all members of the fund such as policies and procedures or meeting notes. After completing this primary research, the project identifies how communication practices drive the For-ex fund to the success that they have. More specifically, the project will determine what communication practices may be helping the Flyer For-ex fund, as well as identifying certain communication practices that may be considered detrimental to the group. Finally, this project proposes remedies to some of the things that may be considered detrimental.

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Amanda J. Wright Cron

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Research exercise: Flyer For-ex Fund