Polonsky, Michael and Jevons, Colin 2007, Complexity of communicating social responsibility, in INSM 2007 : Social entrepreneurship, social change and sustainability, Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld., pp. 1-7.
International Nonprofit and Social Marketing Conference
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It is recognised that organisations, consumers and businesses are increasingly more concerned with how business activities affect society. While research has explored specific types of techniques for communicating corporate social responsibility (CSR), there has not been a more general discussion of the considerations that organisations should make when determining the type of communications that should be used. This paper takes a managerial approach, discussing four broad issues associated with the communication of CSR: 1) intensity of action/positioning; 2) communicating action; 3) types of programs utilised and 4) integration issues. It is proposed that by understanding these issues organisations will be in a better position to ensure that the information is clearly communicated and understood by their various stakeholders. The benefits to be achieved will, however, be dependent on the objectives of the communication and thus it is suggested there is not one single appropriate approach to managing these issues.
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150503 Marketing Management (incl Strategy and Customer Relations)
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