2001 – This report is a narrative description of what the best public affairs programs within and beyond the Department of Energy Office of Science are doing to formulate and assess their operations. We focus on appropriate procedures for formative and evaluative research rather than suggesting specific outcomes. Finally, we organize our white paper along the levels suggested by theoretical literature in the field: program, function, organization, and society. The entire report is grounded in the scholarly body of knowledge in public relations and public affairs.
An Analysis of the National Salmonella Outbreak in the United States
Despite growing attention to understanding those dynamics in strategic management of crises, little research has been conducted on health-related crises using the contingency theory. This study seeks to shed more light on the application of contingency theory in health-related crises by analyzing the recent crisis of salmonella=tainted tomatoes, which was the largest food-borne illness outbreak in the past 10 years.
The Impact of Antecedents and Relationship Maintenance Strategies on Perceived Relationship with Political Parties During the 2008 Presidential General Election
This study examined the relationship between registered voters and their political parties against the backdrop of the 2008 presidential general election. It extends existing research on OPRs by investigating them within a political context and by moving beyond current approaches that typically focus on an individual organization and its publics.