NetSCI Lab


Doerfel, M. L., & Moore, P. J. (in press). Digitizing Strength of Weak Ties: Understanding Social Network Relationships Through Online Discourse Analysis. Communication Yearbook, 40.

Bar, F., Weber, M. S. & Pisani, F., (in press). Mobile technology appropriation in a distant mirror: baroque infiltration, creolization and cannibalism. New Media and Society.

Weber, M. S. & Monge, P. (in press). Industries in turmoil: Driving transformation during periods of disruption. Communication Research. doi: 10.1177/0093650213514601

Weber, M. S., & Kim, H. (2015). The promise of social media: Virtuality, technology use, and engagement within organizations. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 43(4). p. 385-407. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2015.1083604

Weber. M. S., Stephens, K., & Thomas, G. (2015). Organizational Disruptions and Triggers for Divergent Sensemaking. International Journal of Business Communication. 52(1). 68-96. doi: 10.1177/2329488414560281

Ellison, N., Gibbs, J., & Weber, M. S. (2015). The Use of Enterprise Social Network Sites for Knowledge Sharing in Distributed Organizations: The Role of Organizational Affordances. American Behavioral Scientist. 59(1). p. 103-123. doi: 10.1177/0002764214540510

Margolin, D., Shen, C., Lee, S., Weber, M. S., Monge, P., & Fulk, J. (2014). Normative Influences on Network Structure in the Evolution of the Children’s Rights NGO Network, 1977 -2004. Communication Research. 42(1). p. 30-59. doi: 10.1177/0093650212463731

Chewning, L. V., & Doerfel, M. L. (2013). Integrating crisis into the organizational lifecycle through transitional networks. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3, 39-52.

Doerfel, M. L., & Haseki, M. (2013). Networks, disrupted: Media use as an organizing mechanism for rebuilding. New Media & Society. DOI: 10.1177/1461444813505362

Doerfel, M. L., Chewning, L. V., & Lai, C-H. (2013, online first). The evolution of networks and the resilience of interorganizational relationships after disaster. Communication Monographs, 80(4), 533-559. DOI:10.1080/03637751.2013.828157.

Zhu, M., Huang, Y., & Contractor, N. S. (2013). Motivations for self-assembling into project teams. Social Networks, 35(2), 251-264. doi:

Weber, M.S.(2012) Newspapers and the Long-Term Implications of Hyperlinking. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17(2), 187-201. doi: 10.1111/j.1083-6101.2011.01563.x

Chewning, L. V., Lai, C-H., & Doerfel, M. L. (2012). Communication technologies to rebuild communication structures. Management Communication Quarterly, available online: DOI: 10.1177/0893318912465815 Download

Weber, M.S.,Chung, C.J., & Park, H.W. (2012) The Hyperlinked Society: Understanding theChanging Nature ofCommunication in Online Environments. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17(2), 117-119. doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2011.01570.x

Taylor, M., & Doerfel, M. L. (2011). Evolving network roles in international aid efforts: Evidence from Croatia’s post-war transition. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Non Profit Organizations, 22, 311-334. Download

Doerfel, M. L., Lai, C-H., & Chewning, L. V. (2010). The evolutionary role of interorganizational communication: Modeling social capital in disaster contexts. Human Communication Research, 36, 125-162. Download

Doerfel, M. L., & Connaughton, S. L. (2009). Semantic networks and competition: Election year winners and losers in U.S. televised presidential debates, 1960-2004. Journal of the American Society for Information and Science Technology, 60, 201-218. (Published online in September 2008,Journal of the American Society for Information and Science Technology.) Download

Taylor, M., & Doerfel, M. L. (2005). Another dimension for explicating relationships: The theory and method to measure inter-organizational relationships. Public Relations Review, 31, 121-129. Download

Arasaratnam, L, & Doerfel, M. L. (2005). Intercultural communication competence: Identifying key components from multicultural perspectives. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 29, 137-163.

Doerfel, M. L., & Taylor, M. (2004). Network dynamics of inter organizational cooperation: The Croatian civil society movement. Communication Monographs, 71, 373-394. Download

Doerfel, M. L., & Fitzgerald, G. A. (2004). A case study of cooperation in a commission-based organization. Communication Studies, 55, 553-568.

Fitzgerald, G. A., & Doerfel, M. D. (2004). The use of semantic network analysis to manage customer complaints. Communication Research Reports, 21, 231-242.

Doerfel, M. L., & Marsh, P. S. (2003). Candidate-issue positioning in the context of presidential debates. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 31, 212-237.

Taylor, M., & Doerfel, M. L. (2003). Building inter organizational relationships that build nations. Human Communication Research, 29, 153-181. Download

Doerfel, M. L. (1999). Inter organizational networks: The convergence of cooperative competitors. Communication Research Reports, 16, 175-184.

Doerfel, M. L., & Barnett, G. A. (1999). A Semantic Network Analysis of the International Communication Association. Human Communication Research, 25(4), 589-603.

Book Chapters and Professional Reports

Doerfel, M. L. (in press). Networked Forms of Organizing, Disaster-Related Disruptions, and Public Health. In T. R. Harrison, & Williams, E. A. (Eds.), Organizations, Health, and Communication. Routledge.

Harris, J., & Doerfel, M. L. (under contract). Resilient Social Networks and Disaster-Struck Communities. In J. P. Fyke, Faris, J., & P. M. Buzzanell (Eds.). Cases in organizational and managerial communication: Stretching boundaries. New York: Routledge.

Doerfel, M. L. (in press). Interorganizational networks. Concise Encyclopedia of Communication. W. Donsbach (Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Doerfel, M. L., & Gibbs, J. (2014). Field research in organizational communication studies. In L. L. Putnam, & D. K. Mumby (Eds.), New Handbook of Organizational Communication (pp. 223-244). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Weber, M. S. (In Press). The Tumultuous History of News on the Web. In Brugger, N. & Schroeder, R. (Eds.), The Web as History: Using Web Archives to Understand the Past and the PresentLondon, UK: UCL Press.

Weber, M. S. (In Press). Understanding the New Dynamics of Organizational Change. In Foucault-Welles, B. & González-Bailón, S. (Eds.), Communication Science in the Digital Age: New Frontiers in Theory and Research. London, UK: Oxford University Press.

Weber, M. S. & Shi, W. (In Press). Enterprise Social Media. In Scott, C. & Lewis L. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. (pp. 600-606). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

Shumate, M., & Weber, M. S. (2015). Web crawling for social science research. In E. Hargittai & C. Sandvig (Eds.), Research confidential: Digital methods. Boston, MA: MIT Press.

Weber, M. S. & Monge, P. (2012). The evolution of social networking sites. In G. Barnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks (pp. 600-606). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.

Doerfel, M. L. (2012). Kabul media development: A network analysis of the media sector, 2012. Washington, DC: Internews.

Doerfel, M. L. (2008) Interorganizational Communication. The International Encyclopedia of Communication. W. Donsbach (Ed.). Blackwell Publishing, Blackwell Reference Online. 05 June 2009

Doerfel, M. L. (2005). Communication and networking: The relationship between communication and life in organizations. In L. Lederman, W. D. Gibson, & M. Taylor (Eds.), Communication theory: A casebook approach (2nd Ed.) (pp. 209-225). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Doerfel, M. L., & Ruben, B. D. (2002). Benchmarking in higher education: Becoming more adaptive, innovative, and interactive organizations. In B. E. Bender & J. Schuh (Eds.), Using benchmarking to inform practice in higher education (pp. 3-25). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.