Half-truths and dirty secrets: Omissions in CSR communication

Devin, Bree (2016) Half-truths and dirty secrets: Omissions in CSR communication. Public Relations Review, 42, pp. 226-228.

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This paper introduces the notion of half-truths, a term used to describe the communication of technically truthful information that has been, or has the potential to be, undermined by the omission of key information. By using an illustrative, exemplar case this study shows how an organization’s transparency and credibility in relation to its corporate social responsibility communication can be undermined, despite presenting technically truthful information

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ID Code: 87969
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication, Half-truths, Omissions, Transparency, Credibility
DOI: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.09.004
ISSN: 0363-8111
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2015 00:43
Last Modified: 16 May 2016 12:25

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