1st Edition

Strategic Reputation Management Towards A Company of Good

By Pekka Aula, Saku Mantere Copyright 2008
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Strategic Reputation Management examines the ways in which organizations achieve "goodness" through reputation, reputation management and reputation strategies. It presents a contemporary model of strategic reputation management, helping organizations and stakeholders to analyze the business environment as a communicative field of symbols and meanings in which the organization is built or destroyed. Authors Pekka Aula and Saku Mantere introduce the eight generic reputation strategies, through which organizations can organize their stakeholder relationships in various ways. They illustrate their arguments using real-world examples and studies, from the Finnish Ski Association to Philip Morris International.

    This book serves as required reading in advanced courses covering public relations practice, advanced topics in PR, corporate communication, management, and marketing. Professionals working in PR, business, management and marketing will also find much of interest in this volume.

    Part 1: Company of Good: A Contradiction in Terms?  1. The Question Concerning the Good Company: A Good Question  Part 2: Strategic Reputation Management  2. Reputation of the Good Company  3. Is reputation capital or interpretation?  4. The arena model of organizational reputation  5. Reputational arenas on markets of meaning  Part 3: Managing The Company of Good  6. Doing Good Deeds  7. Communicating the Good  8. Managing good relationships Part 4: Conclusion  9. Conclusion: Company of Good


    Pekka Aula is Professor of Communication at Department of Communication, University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests lie in the problematic of formation and reformation, construction and reconstruction of communicative processes in and between complex organizational networks. He has published and edited several books, and published articles in national and international journals. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Jyvaskyla.

    Saku Mantere is acting Professor of Management and Organization at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland. His research is focused on understanding organizational strategy as a social phenomenon, e.g., its discourses, practices and social positions. He has published in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization and Journal of Organizational Change Management and Business & Society and Scandinavian Journal of Management