An Institutional History of Internal Communication in the UK

‘An Institutional History of Internal Communication in the UK’ is a three-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UKRI) being undertaken by researchers at Brunel University and the University of Exeter, which will examine the archival records of twenty UK organisations. Internal communication lacks the professional identity associated with occupations like accountancy, public relations, marketing, and public relations. Yet it has a much longer history than many realise. For more than a century, there has been a recognition of the important role than communication between employers and employees can play in the efficiency of an organisation. Working closely with its partners, the project aims not only to add to academic knowledge but to help the development of a professional identity of internal communications practitioners.

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  1. I am very pleased to hear about this project. This is an area that has been too long ‘under the radar’ compared to studies of other communications disciplines such as Broadcasting and Advertising.

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