The membership of ABC, like the field of business communication, is richly interdisciplinary, drawing members from such fields as management, marketing, English, speech communication, linguistics, information systems, to name only a few. Our membership also encompasses communication consultants and other business practitioners. We have a strong membership base in North America, Europe, and Asia and the Pacific.
The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice.
The Association for Business Communication (ABC) seeks to become the foremost authority in the field of business communication by promoting excellence in teaching, increasing knowledge within the discipline, enriching business communication classes to better prepare students, and improving the quality of communication in the workplace. Because we recognize the importance of globalization, the Association seeks to continue to expand its international membership as well as its international point of view. To reach all members, we plan to incorporate many technologies for enhanced communication and provision of the services they most need.
The values and responsibilities of the Association are outlined in a code of professional ethics adopted in October, 2005.
The priorities of the Association are detailed in the strategic plan (PDF), adopted in February, 2008.
Listed below are the Association for Business Communication’s strategic goals for the next five years (2008-2013).
- Strengthen the discipline of business communication.
- Establish outreach services that benefit members.
- Ensure a deep level of internationalization throughout the organization.
- Increase membership.