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Communication Ethics in a Connected World

Research in Public Relations and Organisational Communication

Edited By Andrea Catellani, Ansgar Zerfass and Ralph Tench

What are the main ethical challenges for strategic communication and public relations professionals today? How can researchers help in understanding and dealing with these challenges in a complex and interconnected world? This book offers some answers to these questions, based on contributions by researchers from different European countries and other continents. The chapters of the first section focus on general concepts about communication and public relations ethics as well as corporate social responsibility. Three sections then deal with: the specific situation of communication and PR ethics in various European countries; the evolution of ethical skills of communication professionals; and the interaction between communication ethics and the public sphere. The final two sections offer insights on recent research in public relations, like employee communication and engagement, mentoring in public relations and the evolution of media relations and social media communication.

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  • Language (C)
    • Language: reference & general (CB)
      • Writing & editing guides (CBW)
        • Journalistic style guides (CBWJ)
  • Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
  • Economics, finance, business & management (K)
    • Business & management (KJ)

BISAC Classifications

  • Business & Economics (BUS)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Education (BUS024000)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Marketing / General (BUS043000)
  • Education (EDU)
    • EDUCATION / Research (EDU037000)
  • Language Arts & Disciplines (LAN)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies (LAN004000)
  • Political Science (POL)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General (POL000000)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General (SOC000000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Language: reference & general (CB)
      • Writing & editing guides (CBW)
  • Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JB)
      • Social & ethical issues (JBF)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
  • Economics, Finance, Business & Management (K)
    • Business & Management (KJ)
      • Sales & marketing (KJS)
        • Public relations (KJSP)
  • Law (L)
    • Laws of specific jurisdictions & specific areas of law (LN)
      • Entertainment & media law (LNJ)