Students Author Analysis of Chinese Public Relations
Three UM doctoral students have authored a study in the September 2009 issue Public Relations Review entitled "Culture and Chinese Public Relations: A Multi-Method 'Inside Out' Approach."
This study adopts an “inside out” approach to examine contemporary Chinese public relations and culture's effect on it, based on an analysis of the top 15 domestic Chinese public relations agencies’ Web sites and 17 in-depth interviews of public relations professionals from multinationals operating in mainland China. Results indicate an emerging trend of Chinese strategic management and a new understanding of guanxi as an ongoing process of one-on-one bonding.
Citation: Ai Zhang, Hongmei Shen, and Hua Jiang, "Culture and Chinese Public Relations: A Multi-Method 'Inside Out' Approach," Public Relations Review 35 (2009): 226-231.