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Lashley, Marilyn E. – Communication Research, 1992
Shows that executive turnover through four administrations (1967-89) has kept public broadcasting mired in budgetary crises, transforming its goals, structure, and programing content over time. Describes policy preferences imposed by administrators, identifies attendant modifications in organizational structure, and delineates effects of these…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Higher Education, Media Research, Ownership
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Lehesvirta, Tuija – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2004
The study investigates learning as knowledge-creation processes on individual and collective levels. The processes were examined in an ethnographic study, conducted in a metal industry company over a four-year period. The empirical study suggests that conflicts and crises experienced on individual level were some kind of incidental starting…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Ethnography, Organizational Communication, Knowledge Management
Simpson, Christopher – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2006
In a university's time of crisis, reporters will often attempt to catch the president and board members in conflicting responses in order to develop a "gotcha" news story. It is important for leaders not to take the bait. In times of crisis, board members and institutional leaders must not only control the message and flow of…
Descriptors: Reputation, News Reporting, Governing Boards, Higher Education
Budenstein, Mary Jane – 1977
The paper analyzes the development of the women's movement, indicating how this particular movement empirically documents the theoretical suppositions of a sociologically defined social movement. A social movement is defined as "a group venture extended beyond a local community or a single event and involving a systematic effort to inaugurate…
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Group Structure, Groups
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Dashkevich, O. V.; Slavgorodskaia, E. L. – Russian Education and Society, 1995
Reports on the attitudes of 175 Russian adolescents and their teachers toward civic and community service activities. Argues that economic and social crises have created negative attitudes towards community service. Finds that students who are involved in community activities are more optimistic. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Darrin; Sellnow, Timothy – Communication Reports, 1995
Explains that when organizations face crises, their rhetorical response often follows two steps: assessment of causes leading to the crisis, and a search for potential solutions and preventive measures for the future. States that epideictic rhetoric designed to sustain or regain the organization's reputation is effective in both steps. Examines…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Crisis Management, Discourse Analysis, Organizational Communication
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Boyd, Ellen – Journal of School Public Relations, 2004
The professional discipline of strategic public relations offers many benefits to organizations. It helps them prevent and mitigate crises. It allows them to identify and manage issues that may interfere with their goals and objectives. It also leads them in building and maintaining quality relationships with strategic publics. However, can the…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Public Education, Institutional Advancement, Expertise
Jones, L. R. – 1982
Based in part on interviews conducted in 32 municipalities, this paper is intended to provide information to public managers, policy analysts, and others on methods for improving the management of retrenchment. A model summarizes how public organizations recognize and attempt to manage financial crises and prolonged financial stress. Some cutback…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Financial Problems, Marketing
Hawkins, Robert B., Jr. – American Education, 1983
Argues that the organizational crisis and the crisis in legitimacy that face public education stem from a fundamental violation of the moral precepts that underlie our experiment in self-government. Citizens and parents have become limited partners in educational decision making. (JOW)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation
Rothman, Michael – Business Officer, 1992
In October 1989-October 1991, Mills College (California) faced three crises: an earthquake; a strike over plans to convert to a coeducational institution; and a devastating fire in the area. The college has learned to focus its structural, human, political, and symbolic frames of reference; communicate; plan; consider the public; and develop…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Planning, Declining Enrollment
Shrestha, Bijaya K. – OSSC Bulletin, 1990
Effective crisis management as a function of the chief school administrator's role is examined. A new professionalism and recognition of districts and schools as complex organizations facilitate administrators' ability to handle this enlarged responsibility. Chapter 1 identifies forms of school crises and offers explanations, drawing upon…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators, Crisis Intervention
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Murphy, Priscilla – Public Relations Review, 1996
Uses chaos theory to model public relations situations in which the salient feature is volatility of public perceptions. Discusses the premises of chaos theory and applies them to issues management, the evolution of interest groups, crises, and rumors. Concludes that chaos theory is useful as an analogy to structure image problems and to raise…
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Crisis Management, Models, Organizational Communication
Bolman, Frederick D. – J Higher Educ, 1970
Sporadic investigations of university crises will not save higher education. Institutional research must become the catalyst of our philosophical as well as our methodological approach to the university. Address delivered at Annual Forum of Association for Institutional Research, May 5, 1969, Chicago, Illinois. (Author/AD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Governance, Higher Education, Institutional Research
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Marra, Francis J. – Public Relations Review, 1998
Argues that newly developed theory in crisis public relations suggests a shift is necessary in the way practitioners view crises. Notes that the new paradigm defines excellent crisis public relations very differently from the literature of the past 20 years. (RS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Crisis Management, Higher Education, Models
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Benoit, William L. – Public Relations Review, 1997
Describes the theory of image restoration discourse as an approach for understanding corporate crisis situations. States this theory can be used by practitioners to help design messages during crises and by critics or educators to critically evaluate such messages. Describes and illustrates the theory's basic concepts. Offers suggestions for…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Crisis Management, Evaluation Methods, Models
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