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The perform and research of public relatives has grown considerably inside Europe during the last decade, but as a self-discipline, it is still a comparatively unexplored box. This quantity of papers brings jointly contributions from a few of the major overseas public family lecturers and practitioners who supply invaluable insights into the theories underpinning present public family members considering and perform, and illustrate the range of views that signify this evolving sector. Key matters mentioned include:-* the contribution of public family members to strategic administration in businesses* the feminization of public family members * the functionality of rhetorical learn in our knowing of recent company discussion* overseas views of public kinfolk. A helpful relief to either scholars and practitioners, this interesting publication demanding situations a number of the conventional assumptions approximately public family perform.

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Wittenberg and Lesly (1991) use the data according to which US companies are regulated by 116 governmental agencies and programs. In 1989, 500 corporations and 3,000 trade associations had their own government relations offices in Washington. Hoewig (1991) estimates that approximately 1,000–1,200 American companies have public affairs departments. ” In 1992, the Public Relations Society of America adopted the “Official Statement on Public Relations” which underlined that the major purpose of public relations is problem solving (Cutlip et al.

Origins of public relations theory 17 McCormick says: “The firm is a legal fiction. In the strictest sense of reality, no such thing exists except in our minds” (1993: 298). But Wallace (1982) warns that some are not even legal fictions! Multinationals are not firms, neither as limited liability companies, nor as corporations, rather as groups or networks of entities which have been established under different national legal regimes and have different nationalities and legal forms. But firms which are legal fictions, or not even that, have become the cornerstones of social order in the twentieth century.

Origins of public relations theory 21 J. Grunig (1966) began the monograph by reviewing the way in which economic man was assumed to make decisions in the theory of consumer behavior and the theory of the firm. Classical microeconomic theory treated information as a given, not as a variable, by assuming that consumers and entrepreneurs possessed perfect knowledge. Given perfect knowledge, consumers made choices that maximized their satisfaction (utility) in the case of consumers, or their profits in the case of entrepreneurs.

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