Corporate Communications: An International Journal: Volume 20 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: The bad, the ugly and the good: new challenges for CSR communication

Guest Editors: Dr Wim J.L. Elving, Dr Ursa Golob, Dr Klement Podnar, Professor Anne Ellerup-Nielsen and Professor Christa Thomson

The bad, the ugly and the good: new challenges for CSR communication

Wim J.L. Elving, Ursa Golob, Klement Podnar, Anne Ellerup - Nielsen, Christa Thomson

This editorial is an introduction to the special issue on CSR Communication attached to the second CSR Communication Conference held in Aarhus (Denmark) in September 2013…


Processing of CSR communication: insights from the ELM

Paula Maria Bögel

Based on the elaboration likelihood model (ELM), the purpose of this paper is to examine if stakeholders with high vs low corporate social responsibility (CSR) involvement…


CSR as crisis risk: expanding how we conceptualize the relationship

Timothy Coombs, Sherry Holladay

The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a crisis risk. The bulk of the current research on CSR and crisis examined the…


Facebook and the public framing of a corporate crisis

Michael Andreas Etter, Anne Vestergaard

It is crucial for corporate communication to know how different public sources frame a crisis and how these sources influence each other. The purpose of this study is to…


The influence of interactive, non-interactive, implicit and explicit CSR communication on young adults’ perception of UK supermarkets’ corporate brand image and reputation

Britt Denise Lauritsen, Keith J. Perks

Corporations communicate CSR policies through a variety of methods, and the goal of the study is to explore young adult consumers’ communication preferences and the…


Quo vadis GRI? A (critical) assessment of GRI 3.1 A+ non-financial reports and implications for credibility and standardization

Sebastian Knebel, Peter Seele

The purpose of this paper is to examine the status of non-financial reporting according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1 A+ standard. By examining the…


Social licence to operate: An opportunity to enhance CSR for deeper communication and engagement

Nina Lansbury Hall, Talia Jeanneret

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the social licence to operate (SLO) concept is currently perceived and communicated during stakeholder engagement, as an…

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