Ongoing Crisis Communication: Planning, Managing, and Responding

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SAGE Publications, Nov 29, 2018 - Business & Economics - 256 pages

Ongoing Crisis Communication: Planning, Managing, and Responding provides an integrated approach to crisis communication that spans the entire crisis management process and crosses various disciplines. Drawing on firsthand experience in crisis management, author W. Timothy Coombs introduces a three-staged approach to crisis management—pre-crisis, crisis, and post-crisis. A truly integrative and comprehensive text, this book explains how crisis management can prevent or reduce the threats of a crisis, providing guidelines for how best to act and react in an emergency situation. The Fifth Edition includes new coverage of social media, social networking sites, and terrorist threats and includes expanded discussions of internal crisis communication and intuition in decision making.

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Organizational Crisis Defined
Part I
Part II
Recognizing Crises
Discussion Questions
Chapter 1 A Need for More Crisis Management Knowledge
The Big Picture
Chapter 8 Postcrisis Concerns
Possible Case Studies

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W. Timothy Coombs, Ph.D., Purdue University, is the Abell Professor in Liberal Arts in Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. He is the 2002 recipient of Jackson, Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize from the Public Relations Society of America, received the 2013 Pathfinder Award from the Institute of Public Relations in recognition of his research contributions to the field and to the practice, received the 2014 Business Impact Award from the Association for Business Communication and USC Marshall School of Business, Center for Management Communication, and was the 2014 winner of the Dean's Distinguished Researcher Award in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Coombs has won multiple PRIDE awards from the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association for both books and research articles. He is also a member of the Arthur W. Page Society.

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