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Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication

Four Volume Set
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November 2014 | 1 680 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The roots of strategic communication lie in public relations, which has been a well-established concept in countries around the globe for more than 100 years.  In the United States, for instance, this concept has been associated with publicity, promotion, and public policy battles. At times, especially in the early years of the 20th Century, it was seen as inseparable from propaganda and a means for promoting and protecting democracy. The field has developed immeasurably in the past few decades, but strategic communication is still a topic with strong, influential links to a variety of different disciplines, and increasingly relevant in both a professional and academic capacity.

This Major Work captures the definitions, key developments and future of the field through a carefully-selected collection of seminal papers on the topic.

Volume One: Defining Strategic Communication: Groundings, Forewarnings, and Calls to Action

Volume Two: Public Arena: Input, Power, Converging/Diverging Voices, and Tensions
Volume Three:
Discursive and Dialogic Organizations and the Stakeholder View: Social Constructions and Functionalist Perspectives
Volume Four:
The Future of Strategic Communication: Organizational and Societal Well-being, Influences, Measures, and New Directions


Introduction to Master Works In Strategic Communication
Defining Strategic Communication Kirk Hallahan et al.
Towards a Postmodern Research Agenda for Public Relations Derina Holtzhausen
Strategic Communication and the Public Sphere from a European Perspective Günter Bentele and Howard Nothhaft
Strategic Communication: An Institutional Perspective Swaran Sandhu
Strategic Communication: Pillars and Perspectives of an Alternative Paradigm Derina Holthauzen and Ansgar Zerfass
Bridging Corporate and Organizational Communication: Review, Development and a Look to the Future Lars Thøger Christensen and Joep Cornelissen
Reviewing Public Relations Research and Scholarship in the 21st Century Anne Gregory
How Public Relations Works: Theoretical Roots and Public Relations Perspectives Øyvind Ihlen and Betteke van Ruler
Contribution of Public Relations to Organizational Strategy Formulation Benita Steyn
Understanding Strategy in Communication Management Juliana Raupp and Olaf Hoffjann
Identity Based Views of the Corporation: Insights from Corporate Identity, Organizational Identity, Social Identity, Visual Identity, Corporate Brand Identity and Corporate Image John Balmer
Public Relations Literacy: Developing Critical Consumers of Public Relations Sherry Jean Holladay and William Timothy Coombs
Refurnishing the Grunig Edifice: Strategic Public Relations Management, Strategic Communication and Organizational Leadership Nigel de Bussy
Defining Corporate Communication Joep Cornelissen
Reputation, Communication, and the Corporate Brand Peggy Simcic Brønn
Strategic Alignment: A Missing Link in the Relationship between Strategic Consensus and Organizational Performance Jorge Walter et al.
Defining the “Object” of Public Relations Research: A New Starting Place Lee Edwards
Public Relations in a Postmodern World Gary Radford
The Stockholm Accords Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management
The Melbourne Mandate Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management
Some Dare Call It Power Cynthia Hardy and Stewart Clegg
Applying Sociology to Public Relations: A Commentary Günter Bentele and Stefan Wehmeier
A Public Relations Identity for the 2010s Øyvind Ihlen and Piet Verhoeven
Epistemological Modesty: Critical Reflections on Public Relations Thought Robert Brown
Towards a More Dynamic Stakeholder Model: Acknowledging Multiple Issue Arenas Vilma Luoma-aho and Marita Vos
The Role of Analogy and Metaphor in the Framing and Legitimization of Strategic Change Joep Cornelissen, Robin Holt and Mike Zundel
Reflective Management: Seeing the Organization as if from Outside Susanne Holmström
Implications of Complexity Theory for Public Relations: Beyond Crisis Dawn Gilpin and Priscilla Murphy
Strategy Making and Planning in the Communications Context Danny Moss
Reframing Trust, Power and Public Relations in Global Financial Discourses: Experts and the Production of Mistrust in Life Insurance Clea Bourne
Stakeholders, Politics and Power: Towards an Understanding of Stakeholder Identification and Salience in Government Nigel De Bussy and Lorissa Kelly
Building Social Capital through Rhetoric and Public Relations Maureen Taylor
Is the Universe of Democracy, Rhetoric, and Public Relations Whole Cloth or Three Separate Galaxies? Robert Heath, Damion Waymer and Michael Palenchar
Communication Dimensions of the UK Foot and Mouth Disease Crisis Anne Gregory
Intersectionality and Publics: How Exploring Publics’ Multiple Identities Questions Basic Public Relations Concepts Jennifer Vardeman-Winter, Natalie Tindall and Hua Jiang
Towards a Dialogic Theory of Public Relations Michael Kent and Maureen Taylor
A Measure of Relationship Cultivation Strategies Eyun-Jung Ki and Linda Childers Hon
Rhetoric, Climate Change, and Corporate Identity Management Finn Frandsen and Winni Johansen
The Strategic Communication Imperative Paul Argenti, Robert Howell and Karen Beck
Extract from Building Belief: A New Model for Activating Corporate Character & Authentic Advocacy Arthur W. Page Society
Extract from The Authentic Enterprise Arthur W. Page Society
Organization as Communication: A Luhmannian Perspective Dennis Schoenborn
Problem Solving and Communicative Action: A Situational Theory of Problem Solving Jeong-Nam Kim and James Grunig
A Process Model of Internal and External Legitimacy Israel Drori and Benson Honig
Toward a Theory of Stakeholder Identification and Salience: Defining the Principle of Who and What Really Counts Ronald Mitchell, Bradley Agle and Donna Wood
Prioritizing Stakeholders for Public Relations Brad Rawlins
Standardization in Public Relations Measurement and Evaluation David Michaelson and Don Stacks
How Institutions Communicate; or How Does Communication Institutionalize Cynthia Hardy
External Organizational Rhetoric: Bridging Management and Sociopolitical Discourse Robert Heath
The Transformational Potential of Public Policy Discourse Judy Motion and Shirley Leitch
How Moral Arguments Influence Economic Decisions and Organizational Legitimacy – The Case of Offshoring Production Martin Schroder
Communicative Leadership Sven Hamrefors
Authenticity in Organizational Context: Fragmentation, Contradiction and Loss of Control Lee Edwards
An Examination of Differences between Organizational Legitimacy and Organizational Reputation David Deephouse and Suzanne Carter
Integrating Issue Management and Strategic Planning: Unfulfilled Promise or Future Opportunity? Tony Jaques
Investigating the Convergent Validity of Organizational Trust Vinita Agarwal
Authenticity in Management Metaconversations Simon Torp
Socially Mediated Authenticity Dawn Gilpin, Edward Palazzolo and Nicholas Brody
Stakeholders, Politics, and Power: Towards an Understanding of Stakeholder Identification and Salience in Government Nigel de Bussy and Lorissa Kelly
Involving Stakeholders in Developing Corporate Brands: The Communication Dimension Anne Gregory
Public Relations as Dialogic Expertise? Magda Pieczka
Horizons in Strategic Communication: Theorising a Paradigm Shift James Mahoney
Public Relations and Neo-Institutional Theory Magnus Fredriksson, Josef Pallas and Stefan Wehmeier
Public Relations and the New Institutionalism: In Search of a Theoretical Framework Finn Frandsen and Winni Johansen
How Institutions Communicate: Institutional Messages, Institutional Logics, and Organizational Communication John Lammers
Help or Hype: Symbolic or Behavioral Communication during Hurricane Katrina Karen Mishra
Public Relations and “Its” Media: Exploring the Role of Trade Media in the Enactment of Public Relations’ Professional Project Lee Edwards and Magda Pieczka
Community Engagement and Risk Management Katherine McComas
Critiquing Community Engagement Sarah Dempsey
Engaging Communities: Ostrom’s Economic Commons, Social Capital and Public Relations Paul Willis
Institutionalizing of Communication Management: A Theoretical Framework Christina Grandien and Catrin Johansson
The Evolution of the Employee Engagement Concept: Communication Implications Mary Welch
Commentary: New Technologies, Public Relations, and Democracy Ray Hiebert
The Narrated Organization: Implications of a Narrative Corporate Identity Vocabulary for Strategic Self-Storying Trine Susanne Johansen
The Corporate Communications Scorecard: A Framework for Managing and Evaluating Communication Strategies Ansgar Zerfass
Directions in Social Media for Professionals and Scholars Michael Kent
Corporate Reputation and the Discipline of Corporate Communication Peggy Simcic Brønn
Does Public Relations Scholarship Have a Place in Race? Damion Waymer
Globalisation, Public Relations, and Activism for Social Change: A Culture-Centered Approach Mohan Dutta
Divided We Stand: Defying Hegemony in Public Relations Theory and Practice? Anne Gregory and Gregor Halff
“If It’s a Woman’s Issue, I Pay Attention to It”; Gendered and Intersectional Complications in the Heart Truth Media Campaign Jennifer Vardeman-Winter and Natalie Tindall
Strategic Alignment: A Missing Link in the Relationship between Strategic Consensus and Organizational Performance Jorge Walter et al.
Toward a Crisis Pre-Emptive Image Management Model Augustine Pang

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ISBN: 9781446275832