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Gregory Saxton

Department of Communication, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Research Focus: New media; organizational communication; organizational disclosure; organizational accountability; stakeholder relations; nonprofit organizations; capital markets

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331 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-1161

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Journal Articles

Suddaby, R., Saxton, G. D., & Gunz, S. (2015). Twittering change: The institutional work of domain change in accounting expertise. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 45, 52-68.

Saxton, G. D. (2015). Discussant Comment on “Is tone at the top associated with financial reporting aggressiveness?” Journal of Business Ethics, 126, 21-24. 

Saxton, G. D., Neely, D., & Guo, C. (2014). Web disclosure and the market for charitable contributions. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 33, 127-144.

Saxton, G. D., & Wang, L. (2014). The social network effect: The determinants of donations on social media sites. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 43, 850-868.

Zhuang, J., Saxton, G. D., & Wu, H. (2014). Publicity vs. impact in nonprofit disclosures and donor preferences: A sequential game with one nonprofit organization and N donorsAnnals of Operations Research, 221(1), 469-491.

Saxton, G. D., & Waters, R. D. (2014). What do stakeholders 'like' on Facebook? Examining public reactions to nonprofit organizations' informational, promotional, and community-building messages. Journal of Public Relations Research, 6, 280-299 (Best paper award finalist, Public Relations Division, annual meeting of the International Communication Association, June 17-21, 2013, London, UK)

Anderson, K., & Saxton, G. D. (in press). Babies, smiles, and status symbols: The persuasive effects of images in small-entrepreneur crowdfunding requests. International Journal of Communication.

Guo, C., & Saxton, G. D. (2014). Tweeting social change: How social media are changing nonprofit advocacy. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 43(1), 57-79.

Saxton, G. D., & Anker, A. E. (2013). The aggregate effects of decentralized knowledge production: Financial bloggers and information asymmetries in the stock market. Journal of Communication, 63(6), 1054-1069.

Nah, S., & Saxton, G. D. (2013). Modeling the adoption and use of social media by nonprofit organizations. New Media & Society, 15, 294-313.

Saxton, G. D., & Zhuang, J. (2013). A game-theoretic model of disclosure-donation interactions in the market for charitable contributions. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41, 40-63.

Saxton, G. D., Oh, O., & Kishore, R. (2013). Rules of crowdsourcing: Models, issues, and systems of control. Information Systems Management, 30, 2-20.

Lovejoy, K., & Saxton, G. D. (2012). Information, community, and action: How nonprofit organizations use social media. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17, 337-353. [Web Appendix]

Saxton, G. D., & Guo, C. (2012). Conceptualizing web-based stakeholder communication: The organizational website as a stakeholder relations tool. Communication & Science Journal, 18 December, 2012.

Saxton, G. D. (2012). New media and external accounting information: A critical review. 2012. Australian Accounting Review, 62, 286-302.

Saxton, G. D., Kuo, J., & Ho, Y. (2012). The determinants of voluntary financial disclosure by nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 41, 1051-1071.

Lovejoy, K., Waters, R. D., & Saxton, G. D. (2012). Engaging stakeholders through Twitter: How nonprofit organizations are getting more out of 140 characters or less. Public Relations Review, 38, 313-318.

Saxton, G. D., Guo, C., Chiu, I., & Feng, B. (2011). Social media and the social good: How nonprofits use Facebook to communicate with the public [translated]. China Third Sector Research, 1, 40-54.

Saxton, G. D., & Guo, C. (2011) Accountability online: Understanding the Web-based accountability practices of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 40, 270-295.

Guo, C., & Saxton, G. D. (2010). Voice in, voice out: Constituent participation and nonprofit advocacy. Nonprofit Policy Forum, 1(1), Article 5.

Benson, M. A., & Saxton, G. D. (2010). The dynamics of ethnonationalist contention. British Journal of Political Science, 40, 305-331.

Saxton, G. D., & Benson, M. A. (2008). Means, motives, and opportunities in ethno-nationalist mobilization. International Interactions, 34, 53-83.

Saxton, G. D., Guo, C., & Brown, W. (2007). New dimensions of nonprofit responsiveness: The application and promise of Internet-based technologies. Public Performance and Management Review, 31, 144-173.

Hackler, D., & Saxton, G. D. (2007). The strategic use of information technology by nonprofit organizations. Public Administration Review, 67, 474-487.

Acar, M., Guo, C., & Saxton, G. D. (2007). Managing effectively in a networked world. The Public Manager, 36(2), 33-38.

Saxton, G. D., & Benson, M. A. (2006). Structure, politics, and action: An integrated model of nationalist protest and rebellion. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 12, 1-39.

Saxton, G. D. (2005). The participatory revolution in nonprofit management. The Public Manager, 34, 34-39. Reprinted in The Nonprofit Quarterly, 19(2), Summer 2012.

Saxton, G. D., & Benson, M. A. (2005). Social capital and the growth of the nonprofit sector. Social Science Quarterly, 86, 16-35.

Saxton, G. D. (2005). Repression, grievances, mobilization and rebellion: A new test of Gurr's model of ethnopolitical rebellion. International Interactions, 31, 87-116.

Saxton, G. D. (2004). Structure, politics, and ethno-nationalist contention in post-Franco Spain: An integrated model. Journal of Peace Research, 41, 25-46.

Saxton, G. D., & Benson, M. A. (2003). The origins of socially and politically hostile attitudes toward immigrants and outgroups: Economics, ideology, or national context? Journal of Political Science, 31, 101-137.

Saxton, G. D., Hoene, C. W., & Erie, S. P. (2002). Fiscal constraints and the loss of home rule: The long-term impacts of California's post-Proposition 13 fiscal regime. American Review of Public Administration, 32, 423-454. Won award for best article published in the ARPA in 2002.

Other Publications

Saxton, G.D., (in press). Discussion of "Is tone at the top associated with financial reporting aggressiveness?" Journal of Business Ethics. 

Saxton, G.D., (2004). "The Rise of Participatory Society: Challenges for Public Administration." PA Times 27(11),  4-5.

Saxton, G.D., (2003). "Lobbying." In The Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, ed. David Schultz. Facts on File, Inc.

Community Reports

Gregory D. Saxton, with Sonia Aaroe, Erica Brown, Margaret Cole, Latasha Craig, Conor Cusack, Malasri Das-Roy, Fanny DiLettera, Mary Flaherty, Tracy Hensler, Cynthia Hobbs, Tamara Jones, Tom Kuryla, Karen Ogden, Denise Parker, Tyler Schaab, Susan Shaw, Tracy Stevens, and Susan Ventura. Benchmarking Quality of Life in Greater Rochester: A Service-Learning Report.