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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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Journal Cover Corporate Reputation Review
  [SJR: 0.422]   [H-I: 13]   [4 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1363-3589 - ISSN (Online) 1479-1889
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2353 journals]
  • How Should You Tweet': The Effect of Crisis Response Voices, Strategy,
           and Prior Brand Attitude in Social Media Crisis Communication
    • Authors: Mi Rosie Jahng; Seoyeon Hong
      Abstract: Abstract This study examines the role of human voice over corporate voice in crisis responses and the moderating role of prior brand attitude on the public evaluation of corporate crisis communication on Twitter. The impact of crisis response strategies and its interaction with prior brand attitude is also explored in this study. Using a mixed-design experiment, the findings showed that human voice had no impact overall on crisis communication evaluation but that prior brand attitude had a significant moderating effect on participants’ crisis communication evaluation. Theoretical implications as well as implications for managers who utilize social media in crisis communication are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-06-21
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0022-7
  • Use of YouTube for Business Communication. Analysis of the Content
           Management and Level of Participation of Spanish Best Reputed Companies
           Youtube Channels
    • Authors: Carmen Costa-Sánchez
      Abstract: Abstract Companies have incorporated new social media in their relations with the citizens. This article discusses the use of YouTube, the audiovisual contents and the involvement of users in the channels of best reputed companies in Spain according to Merco ranking (Business Monitor of Corporate Reputation). A total of 454 videos from 20 Youtube channels were analysed. The paper concludes that the use of YouTube is more promotional than informative, as well as unidirectional. Strategies vary according to business sectors, but low interaction and publics participation points to a lack of interest in the contents. Corporate Social Responsibility videos obtain interesting rates of viewing and can contribute to reputation perception in a context of socioeconomic problems in Spain. For the moment, the conservative and unidirectional attitude is the main trend of business communication on YouTube.
      PubDate: 2017-05-31
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0021-8
  • Impact of Voluntary Disclosures on Corporate Brand Equity
    • Authors: Soumya Sarkar; Titas Bhattacharjee
      Abstract: Abstract Voluntary disclosures by firms have been gaining traction among the stakeholders as the inadequacies of mandatorily disclosed information are getting conspicuous. The customers are one of the most important stakeholder groups for any firm. This paper looks at how the extent and quality of voluntary disclosures by the supplier firms influence the impression that is formed in the minds of the users/buyers in the customer firms is manifested through the strength of the supplier brand. Consequently, we probe the effect voluntary disclosures have on corporate brand equity. This study has assessed the corporate brand equity of the firms directly from their customers which lends authenticity to the measured strength of the brand. This way the self-reporting bias is precluded from our research. The study was done on Indian B2B firms which is very crucial because business buyers pay more critical attention to the disclosures of their vendors. The findings strongly support that the better and more are the disclosures, stronger is the brand equity of the brands.
      PubDate: 2017-05-31
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0020-9
  • Erratum to: Reputation at Risk: The Social Responsibility of NGOs
    • Authors: Paul A. Argenti; Anna Saghabalyan
      PubDate: 2017-04-11
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0019-2
  • Understanding a Leader’s Behaviour: Revisiting the Role of Reputation
           Management in Leadership Research
    • Authors: Christian Schnee
      Abstract: Abstract This paper argues for the adoption of reputation as a conceptual prism to discern patterns in political leadership behaviour. The author intends to reach a judgement about the concept’s value for our understanding of leadership by offering a fuller appreciation of reputation itself that is grounded in a recognition of its role in managing followers and entrenching power structures, which makes it critical both to the incumbent leader and challengers. Methodologically, for this analysis both theoretical and descriptive materials have been selected and discussed in order to fully appreciate reputation’s applicability in leadership research. In light of the evidence reviewed one may infer that what renders a leader decisive or passive is essentially a reflection of reputational strength or weakness. In turn this leads us to conclude that concern with reputation engenders and shapes activity we observe in leaders and at the same time guides our interpretation of political decisions and phenomena. Eventually, we may come to see reputation as a concept that serves as a lens through which we view leaders’ responses to challenges. The rationale for this approach is leaders’ own focus on their respective reputation that may at times incentivise action or, alternatively, administrative and political immobility.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0018-3
  • Is there Still a PR Problem Online? Exploring the Effects of Different
           Sources and Crisis Response Strategies in Online Crisis Communication Via
           Social Media
    • Authors: Young Kim; Hyojung Park
      Abstract: Abstract This study examined the effects of source and crisis response strategy on crisis communication outcomes in the context of social media. A 3 (source: organization, CEO, or customer) × 2 (strategy: accommodative or defensive) × 2 (crisis type: airline crash or bank hacking) mixed experimental study was conducted with 391 participants. The organizational sources were more likely to be perceived as more credible than the non-organizational sources. In particular, the CEO appeared to be the most trustworthy and credible source in delivering crisis messages. The path analysis indicated that perceived source credibility mediated the effect of source on reputation and behavioral intentions. This mediation appeared to be contingent on the type of crisis response strategy.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0016-5
  • Environmental Management’s Impact on Market Value: Rewards and
    • Authors: Amy McMillan; Timothy C. Dunne; Joshua R. Aaron; Brandon N. Cline
      Abstract: Abstract Concerns regarding changes in the natural environment have led to an increase in research regarding environmental management (EM) practices. Studies examining the financial impact of such practices have been inconclusive. Drawing on agency theory and the resource-based view of the firm, we provide a comprehensive examination of the market’s reaction to firms identified by Newsweek’s Green Rankings as the best (top 100) and worst (bottom 100) for EM reputation among the largest 500 firms in the United States. Specifically, we investigate the extent to which the market reacts differently to service firms and manufacturing firms in regards to environmental reputation signals. We find that the market responds favorably to positive environmental management reputation signals for service firms and to negative environmental management reputation signals for manufacturing firms. Post hoc analysis reveals that both service firms and manufacturing firms are rewarded for being ranked “in the middle” of the Newsweek Green Rankings.
      PubDate: 2017-03-27
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0017-4
  • Influence Your Firm’s Resilience Through Its Reputation: Results Won’t
           Happen Overnight but they Will Happen!
    • Authors: Noel Tracey; Erica French
      Abstract: Abstract Much of the reputation literature tends to approach the relationship between firms’ reputation and performance as one of a direct causal relationship. We propose here that to improve our understanding of corporate reputation it is necessary to re-conceptualise reputation as having a more indirect influence. We highlight that reputation acts as a source of resilience which provides firms with an enhanced ability to adapt when faced with external difficulties as well as allowing the firm to rebound following a performance decline. Rather than relying on traditional measures of reputation, such as Fortune ratings, this research analysed the content of 10,582 Australian firms’ annual reports over 17 years to identify what senior executives communicate to their stakeholders. These results were then subjected to survival analysis which identified that firms with superior financial and service reputation tended to outperform firms without such standing, across three objective measures of financial performance.
      PubDate: 2017-02-20
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0014-7
  • The Effects of Tearful Presidential Appeals on Public Anger Relief and
           Government Reputation
    • Authors: Jae-woong Yoo; Young-ju Jin
      Abstract: Abstract This study examines the ways in which nonverbal communication appeals by heads of state during serious situations of national crisis affect the public’s anger levels and appraisal of the government organization. The experiment used a 2 × 2 design with two forms of crisis (those associated with high and low levels of government responsibility) and two forms of appeal or apology, namely “tearful” and “ordinary.” Anger levels were found to be significantly lower following a political leader’s apology in both tearful and ordinary forms following a crisis for which the government responsibility was perceived as high. In cases of crises for which government responsibility was seen as low, anger levels did decrease, though not significantly. Comparison of the effects of tearful and ordinary appeals showed the former to have a stronger anger relief effect than the latter in both high and low responsibility conditions, although not to a statistically significant degree. No particular difference was observed between the two appeal times in terms of government reputation. Theoretical and managerial implications as well as directions for future research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-02-20
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0015-6
  • Reputation at Risk: The Social Responsibility of NGOs
    • Authors: Paul. A. Argenti; Anna Saghabalyan
      Abstract: Abstract The study of Sustainability, Reputation, and Social Responsibility has put substantial pressure on businesses and corporations in recent decades to change behavior. This paper will view the accountability of NGOs in the context of these disciplines. It will examine, whether post-Soviet/post-communist NGOs funded by western governments and institutions act in a socially responsible manner and whether their impact on business reputation serves the societies in post-communist countries. The paper seeks to demonstrate the tendency (particularly of environmental NGOs) to focus on short-term goals that may in the long run hurt the investment reputation of the countries and NGOs themselves.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-017-0013-8
  • The Contributors
    • Pages: 297 - 298
      PubDate: 2016-11-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0012-1
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 4 (2016)
  • The Contributors
    • Pages: 195 - 197
      PubDate: 2016-10-01
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0006-z
      Issue No: Vol. 19, No. 3 (2016)
  • The Influence of Corporate Reputation on Preference for Biodiesel Supplier
    • Authors: Angela Poulakidas; Paul A. Dion
      Abstract: Abstract This study investigated the influence of three corporate reputation dimensions: product quality, social responsibility, and overall attitude toward corporate reputation on the buying intentions of professional buyers. The buyers considered the purchase of an environmentally friendly industrial commodity: biodiesel. Data was gathered from a sample of 96 experienced fleet management staff who were knowledgeable about the product. The findings were that corporate reputation for product quality and social responsibility were significant positive influences on buyer intent but not overall attitude towards the corporate reputation. Perceived risk had no significant effect neither as a direct or moderating influence. The results are thought to be generalizable to the class of purchases where there is performance uncertainty because of new “green” technology and thus corporate reputation should play a role in the decision process.
      PubDate: 2016-10-25
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0009-9
  • Corporate Reputation in the Business Ethics Field: Its Relation with
           Corporate Identity, Corporate Image, and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Authors: Ricardo Leiva; Ignacio Ferrero; Reyes Calderón
      Abstract: Abstract Among other reasons, corporate reputation (CR) has become a crucial management topic due to the last global financial and economic crisis and the increasing number of corporate scandals. Given its interdisciplinary character and intangible nature, CR has been a prominent issue in many disciplines, but its presence in the business ethics field has been considered scarce although it had not been measured properly, until now. With this paper, we measure the relevance of the corporate reputation construct in the business ethics field through a bibliometric analysis of the top business ethics journals over a recent 10-year period. The bibliometric analysis allowed us (a) to weigh exactly the prominence of the CR construct in the business ethics field, (b) to count the most referenced authors in the discipline, and (c) to rank the most influential papers and books dealing with the corporate reputation construct in this field. It also permitted us to conclude that the corporate social responsibility construct was the most repeated proxy of corporate reputation in business ethics, implying that for the business scholars the consequence of acting well should be and is supposed to be a good and positive evaluation by stakeholders. Other implications and comparisons with the treatment of the corporate reputation construct in the overall business literature are discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-10-18
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0008-x
  • Fencing out the Jones’s: The Development of Response Strategies for
           Spillover Crises
    • Authors: Shari R. Veil; Lindsay L. Dillingham; Alyssa G. Sloan
      Abstract: Abstract This study bridges literature on reputational interdependence and crisis communication to identify a distinct exigency—a spillover crisis—which occurs when events in an external organization create concern, uncertainty, or perceptions of harm for another organization. Specifically, we examine the crisis response strategies used by the top three peanut butter brands during the 2009 Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Salmonella contamination and resulting peanut product recall. While commercially sold peanut butter was not part of the recall, even the top brands in the industry experienced negative spillover effects from PCA’s crisis. This study demonstrates that the outcomes of a spillover crisis can be actively managed through a series of crisis response strategies and provides evidence that documented crisis recovery efforts can serve as an a priori solution and protect organizations from future reputation threats, including spillover crises.
      PubDate: 2016-10-18
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0010-3
  • The Impact of Crisis Response Strategy, Crisis Type, and Corporate Social
           Responsibility on Post-crisis Consumer Trust and Purchase Intention
    • Authors: Sabrina M. Hegner; Ardion D. Beldad; Anne-Lotte Kraesgenberg
      Abstract: Abstract Organisational crises can have deleterious consequences for organisational reputation and sales. Hence, one exigent question pertains to the effects of a company’s action prior to the crisis and its crisis response on customers’ post-crisis attitude and behavioural intention. To address that question, a scenario-based 2 (rebuild versus diminish response strategy) × 2 (product-harm versus moral-harm crisis) × 2 (institutional versus promotional CSR program) experiment was conducted with 304 Dutch respondents. Main effects were found for all independent variables. Our research shows that a rebuilding strategy has a more positive effect on benevolence- and integrity-based trust. A product-harm crisis leads to a significant larger drop in ability-based trust and in purchase intention, while a moral-harm crisis damages more strongly integrity-based trust in the organisation. Furthermore, an institutional CSR program is advantageous for all outcome variables. Additionally, an interaction effect between crisis type and crisis response strategy is found. Results of the study have important practical implications, especially that companies must employ the most appropriate crisis communication strategy according to the type of crisis that confronts them.
      PubDate: 2016-10-10
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0007-y
  • Corporate Reputation on Mass Media, Public Opinion, and YouTube: Examining
           the Factors Influencing Reputation of Fortune 500 Companies
    • Abstract: Abstract This study investigated the relationships of the mass media, public opinion, and social media strategies regarding corporate reputation. We collected data from content analyses of television news reports and official corporate YouTube videos, and then compared the data with a public opinion survey about corporate reputation. By doing so, this study hopes to confirm the influence of mass media and recognize the role of social media in shaping and influencing corporate reputation. Results indicated that YouTube salience promotes corporate reputation. The correlation between a corporation’s mass media agenda and YouTube agenda supports the concept of intermedia agenda setting, meaning one media’s agenda setting influences another media’s agenda. Further, we found that the salience of substantive attributes in media coverage and in YouTube channels is significantly related with the corporations’ reputation scores. This study extends the factors influencing corporate reputation and recognized the role of social media strategies. These findings are promising in helping examine the complex relationship among the mass media, social media, and corporate reputation.
      PubDate: 2016-10-05
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0011-2
  • Building Corporate Reputation Through Corporate Social Responsibility
           (CSR) Reports: The Case of Extractive Industries
    • Authors: S. Prakash Sethi; Terrence F. Martell; Mert Demir
      Abstract: Abstract Large corporations and industry groups have always used mass communication media to inform and educate important stakeholders and the general public on issues where corporate reputation and public trust are intertwined, and where any deterioration in the linkage can have significant negative consequences. An emerging trend in this direction has been the explosive growth in the voluntary publication of corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports. These reports, however, are vulnerable to corporate embellishments, which may erode their value as reputation-building instruments. To examine this situation, this paper provides a detailed and systematic analysis of 48 of the world’s largest corporations in the extractive industry (i.e., mining and minerals, oil and gas, and support services) that have published CSR reports in 2012. The extractive industry’s operations invariably raise important environmental, sociopolitical, and governance issues that are subject to heightened levels of public and regulatory scrutiny. Hence, their CSR reports carry a heavy burden of providing high-quality information that would engender public trust. Our examination of CSR reports of corporations is conducted through an analytical structure called the CSR-Sustainability Monitor® – the first system of its kind in the world that enables overall evaluations and comparisons of each CSR report with any other CSR report or group of CSR reports in our database. Our analysis shows that these companies’ CSR reports generally provide extensive information on major environmental, social, and governance issues. But they are less forthcoming on many controversial aspects of their operations that impact the public domain. This is unfortunate because it reduces public trust in the quality of these reports and undermines the value of one of the most important instruments of public communication available to the companies. Finally, we provide some suggestions that companies may incorporate into their CSR reports going forward.
      PubDate: 2016-09-21
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0004-1
  • Customer Relationship Enhancements from Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Authors: Le Mong Diem Hang; David L. Ferguson
      Abstract: Abstract Along with their reputational properties, customer bonding relationships can serve to enhance the future success of a business. This paper develops on Cross’ Customer Bonding model. It establishes a statistically relevant, empirical contribution from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in relation to specific stages of customer bonding toward the firm, all from actual customers’ perspectives. For management, this clarifies and validates CSR’s capability toward providing relationship enhancing bonding features within the hospitality sector. CSR is recognized as providing generally notable features toward the consumer’s stay-over experience alongside deeper, value-based contributions. This can serve to enhance a hotel’s name/brand recognition toward the more distinctive reputational contribution of consumer satisfaction.
      PubDate: 2016-08-30
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0001-4
  • Categorizing Humorous Employer Brand Message in a Small Company’s
           Online Job Ads
    • Authors: Eeva-Liisa Oikarinen; Saila Saraniemi
      Abstract: Abstract This study creates a framework for defining the employer brand message to understand an understudied phenomenon: how small companies use humour in online job ads. The originality of the framework is based on three issues. First: categorizing employer brand content into symbolic attributes: staff, applicant and other stakeholder, and instrumental attributes: company and job. Second: categorizing humour, informal and formal as communication styles. Third: investigating the thematic relatedness of communication style to employer brand content attributes to understand using humour in employer brand message. Illustrative empirical findings indicated that a small company focused more on symbolic attributes rather than instrumental attributes in its employer brand content. Humour was used typically when it was thematically related to symbolic attributes: applicant or staff. Humour was used less when it was thematically related to instrumental attributes: company and job. A framework offers new insights for researchers in the conceptualizing of the employer brand message. For marketing practitioners, it offers a method for evaluating and planning a company’s employer brand message.
      PubDate: 2016-08-09
      DOI: 10.1057/s41299-016-0003-2
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