Melissa Bator

Graduate Student

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Organizational Communication


B.A., Northeastern University, M.A., Rutgers University


Melissa is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests revolve around interorganizational collective action, in both online and offline contexts. Currently, Melissa is studying the knowledge sharing behavior and attitudes of people doing international development work. Melissa's research seeks to better understand the theoretical dynamics of collective action at an interorganizational level, in addition to providing a better understanding of the practical implications of the knowledge sharing dynamics operating within the humanitarian sector.


Bator, M. & Stohl, C. (2011). New partnerships for a new generation of corporate social responsibility. In O. Ihlen, J. Bartlett, & S. K. May (Eds.), Handbook of communication corporate social responsibility. Wiley-Blackwell.

Flanagin, A. J., & Bator, M. (2010).  The utility of information and communication technologies in organizational knowledge management.  In H. E. Canary & R. D. McPhee (Eds.), Communication and organizational knowledge: Contemporary issues for theory and practice.  Mahwah, NJ: Routledge/LEA.