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TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC RELATIONS: EVIDENCE FROM ASSOCIATIONS’ ETHICS CODES


Kolić Stanić, Matilda
TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC RELATIONS: EVIDENCE FROM ASSOCIATIONS’ ETHICS CODES // Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems, 17 (2019), 2-B; 417, 13 doi:10.7906/indecs.17.2.15 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC RELATIONS: EVIDENCE FROM ASSOCIATIONS’ ETHICS CODES

Autori
Kolić Stanić, Matilda

Izvornik
Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems (1334-4684) 17 (2019), 2-B; 417, 13

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Transparency, conflict of interests, public relations, ethics

Sažetak
The issue of transparency in public relations, or as it is more often referred, the conflict of interest, belongs to the group of the crucial ethical issues. Nevertheless, among scholars, there exist the question of how strict the imperative of transparency should be, not just concerning the cultural differences or the areas in the world where public relations professionals come from. Given the reputation of the public relations profession, which is still partially marked with negative labels, the issue of transparency in self-regulation of professionals in PR is of utmost importance. Aiming to explore the importance of transparency for PR professionals, and how this issue is regulated, the research was conducted through a method of qualitative content analysis based on 13 ethical codes, delivered by 18 major associations of public relations professionals at national and international levels, which belong to the Western Circle: United States, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Croatia. Although the value of transparency is articulated in all ethical codes, there exist some differences, especially if a distinction is made between conflicts of interest and financial interests. In this respect, few differences emerged with regard to the character of membership in associations (individual/corporative/mixed membership), or their type (national or international) and much less within the geographical milieu of the association. The core finding is actually “the struggle” between the principle level and the operational level of transparency in PR-field: is it possible to be “ethically correct” just if PR- professionals announce that they are in conflict of interests and the client has nothing against?

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Informacijske i komunikacijske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Hrvatsko katoličko sveučilište, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Matilda Kolić Stanić, (320132)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)


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