Kristen Guth

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3rd Year Doctoral student at the USC Annenberg School of Communication

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I am a third year PhD student in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. My research falls at the intersection of technology and organizational change from a social scientific perspective. I am most interested in understanding the mutual effects between technology (including the Internet) and organizations, including the latter’s structures, cultures and performance. More importantly, I am interested in how this type of understanding can help shape the technology design process, strategic management, and strategic communication. I received an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. from Wake Forest University, both in communication. I also spent a summer researching with the Youth and Media Project at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Key research areas: organizational communication, networks, crowds (sourcing and funding), corporate social responsibility, evolutionary change in industries, strategic management, innovation, news media, policy, and social media.

Specialties: public relations, policy, corporations, NGOs, federal government, and traditional and new media.

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