Terrorism and Industrial Chemical Production

The increased threat of and heightened concern for terrorist attacks since 9/11 has reinvigorated the debate about industrial production security efforts, especially in the chemical manufacturing and refining industry. Through a telephone survey (n=400), researchers examined public perceptions of industry preparedness in the event of terrorism by featuring several risk communication variables. Results suggest that […]

Power and Public Relations

Scott Cutlip and others have offered conceptual insights to illuminate the interconnections of public relations, power and ethical decision making. This literature broadly examines power as an individual, organizational and societal topic by featuring themes of (a) systems based structural/functionalism and (b) co-created, socially constructed meaning – the sociopolitical role of shared meaning. Power_PublicRelations

Corporate Social Responsibility: Different Fabrics

The purpose of this paper is to ground and expand the examination and appreciation of community relations, and to foster additional theorizing. Our continuing review of CSR literature and best practices leads us to two basic conclusions. First, although the scholarly literature and best practices commentary often treat CSR as a singular concept with universal […]

Corporate Social Responsibility: Three R’s

As we focus on the “triangle” of reputation, relationship, and responsive rectitude, we get a clear picture of the conditions and strategic presentation of organizations engaged proactively in the CSR movement. We have much to learn from scholarly literature. And, we can gain insights from heavily engaged organizations. There is a growing commitment to not […]

Reactions to Robert Reich

Heath and Ni offer their reactions to comments by Robert B. Reich (Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley) in his paper, “The Case Against Corporate Responsibility.” In a long and thoughtful statement on CSR, Robert B. Reich noted that the topic is widely taught and discussed in business schools. It is a […]

Corporate Social Responsibility

This essay discusses the perplexities and challenges of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The essay features the “what”, “why”, and “how” of CSR. The Challenge of Corporate Responsibility To augment the Essential Knowledge Project, this essay discusses the perplexities and challenges of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The essay features the “what,” “why,” and “how” of CSR. […]