By Otto Lerbinger
Company Public Affairs: Interacting With curiosity teams, Media, and Governments explores the expanding curiosity in public affairs by way of contemporary companies. Lerbinger shows that a growing number of usually organisations are setting up public affairs positions—typically inside public kin departments—to reply to concerns and issues bobbing up out of the sociopolitical surroundings within which the company features. He articulates the capabilities and tasks of the general public affairs position, and investigates the methods to facing fundamental constituencies—interest teams, media, and govt. Divided into 5 components, this e-book: • presents an outline of the company public affairs functionality; • explores techniques of the myriad curiosity teams within the usa, akin to exertions unions and environmental, client, women's, and human rights teams; • acknowledges the media's expanding insurance of commercial occasions, specially destructive ones, that experience great strength either to undermine company credibility and to aid public coverage positions; • bargains with legislative, government, and judicial branches of presidency; and • increases the query of ways company energy options have affected the political market. This booklet will entice advanced-level scholars, students, and practitioners in public kin and enterprise fields.
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These groups have the great ideological advantage that their members are motivated by broad 32 I PART II ideals of social justice, human rights, and environmental preservation— ideals that resonate with the general public. 19 In contrast, business is weakened by a lack of the kinds of core values that can win the minds and hearts of Americans. Business is typically perceived as concentrating too heavily on the bottom line and on increasing shareholder value at the expense of the public interest.
38. Peter F. Bartha, “Managing Corporate External Issues: An Analytical Framework,” Business Quarterly, Vol. 47, October 1982, pp. 78–90. 39. See John F. Mahon, “Corporate Political Strategy,” Business in the Contemporary World, Vol. 2, Autumn 1989, pp. 50–62. 40. Allen M. Kaufman, Ernest J. Englander, and Alfred A. Marcus, “Selecting an Organizational Structure for Implementing Issues Management,” in Mitnick, op. , p. 153. 41. Mitnick, op. , p. 1. II Interest Group Strategies Interest groups constitute one of the three major forces in a corporation’s sociopolitical environment, and they are the starting point for public affairs communication.
P. 2. 18. Richard L. Daft, Organization Theory and Design, 3rd edition (New York: West Publishing, 1989), p. 46. 19. John F. Mahon, “Managing the Extended Enterprise: The New Stakeholder View,” California Management Review, Vol. 45, Fall 2002, p. 10. 20. Richard Eells, Corporate Giving in a Free Society (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956), p. 6. He says, “Business enterprise has a direct interest in promoting the strength of private sectors because it is itself a private sector. For this reason, business must maintain the barriers against progressive absorption of these sectors into state-controlled areas.
Corporate Public Affairs: Interacting With Interest Groups, Media, And Government (Lea's Communication Series) (Lea's Communication Series) by Otto Lerbinger