This dissertation explores how and why scholars in Rhetoric and Composition, who study religious topics, choose to disclose or not their positionalities in relation to their research. Included in this investigation are scholars of atheist rhetorics, as well. Through interviews with scholars of religious topics in Rhetoric and Composition and textual analysis of religiously-based academic scholarship in the field, I explore the situations and contexts in which scholars feel most comfortable disclosing their positionalities and how they do so. Furthermore, I examine why some scholars choose not to disclose their positionalities in particular instances. Finally, I consider the defensive posturing some scholars assume during positionality disclosure as a means of managing public audience perception about a particular religious identity and how that identity pertains to the discloser. This dissertation illustrates that in the growing subfield of religious studies in Rhetoric and Composition, scholars of religious topics fear discrimination within the academy for disclosing their religious positionalities.
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I experimentally examine whether disclosure of corporate social responsibility CSR investment facilitates cooperation in business collaborations. Business collaborations are essential for firms to maintain their competitive advantage. However, half of all ventures fail. A major reason for this high failure rate is a lack of cooperation among business collaboration partners, known as relational risk. Findings suggest that CSR disclosure leads to greater CSR investment, but does not result in an overall higher level of cooperation. This study has implications for practitioners and academics on CSR by demonstrating a potential benefit of CSR investment and disclosure, mitigating relational risk in business collaborations.
Published on March 6, by Courtney Gahan. Revised on October 13, The dissertation acknowledgements section is where you thank those who have helped and supported you during the research and writing process. This includes both professional and personal acknowledgements. The dissertation acknowledgements appear directly after the title page and before the abstract , and should usually be no longer than one page.
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