For more than six decades, Lehman and DuFrene's BUSINESS COMMUNICATION has established itself as the authoritative standard in the field. Marked by a concise, coherent writing style; enriched with an abundance of model documents; and organized around a unique and effective Strategic Forces Model that translates communication theory into applied best practices, the text has consistently proven its value to both instructors and students.
The new Sixteenth Edition is a dynamic response to ongoing changes in technology, organizations, the business marketplace, and the global economy. In today's fast-paced business environment, communicating effectively with multiple audiences is more essential-and more challenging-than ever. BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, Sixteenth Edition, leads the way in preparing students to rise to this challenge, combining a strong emphasis on sound writing principles with practical coverage of real-world spoken, electronic, and written communication situations and strategies that play a vital role in modern business.
Dr. Lehman is a professor emerita in the Managgement and Information Systems Department at Mississippi State University, an AACSB-accredited school. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching business communication. Dr. Lehman earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in business education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her doctorate from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Lehman has taught organizational communication, a core requirement for all business majors, and an MBA-level multimedia presentations course. She is a frequent presenter at the national and regional meetings of the Association for Business Communication, for which she and Dr. DuFrene sponsor the Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher Award. Her consulting and training activities for industry have focused on multimedia development, business presentations, and written communication. Dr. DuFrene is a associate dean of the Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University, an AACSB-accredited school. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching business communication, including 20 years at Stephen F. Austin. Dr. DuFrene earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in business education from Nicholls State University, and her doctorate from the University of Houston. She serves on the international board of directors for the Association for Business Communication and has been a business communication consultant to various organizations from the business, industry, and education sectors. She and Dr. Lehman sponsor the Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher Award for the Association for Business Communication (ABC).