The 26th International Public Relations Research Symposium (BledCom) will be held on July 4, 5, & 6, 2019 in Rikli Balance Hotel (formerly Hotel Golf) Lake Bled, Slovenia.
Call for Papers for BledCom 2019: Trust and Reputation. BledCom is 26! What began as an annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in public relations and related disciplines to discuss contemporary communication and management problems has blossomed into what it is today. As the oldest conference in our field that is not affiliated with a professional or academic association, we have come much farther than we had expected in 1994! Read more here.


Culture and Public Relations
Author: Krishnamurthy Sriramesh and Dejan Verčič Eds.
Published: 2012

Culture and Public Relations explores the impact of culture – societal and organizational – through the global lens of public relations. Structuring the volume around three themes -- culture as an environment for public relations; the culture of PR globally; and the impact of PR on culture -- the editors bring together compelling discussions on such questions as how spirituality, religion, and culture have affected public relations, and how public relations culture has been affected by the "corporate cultures" of business enterprises. Additionally, the volume provides studies on the effect of culture on public relations practice in specific countries.

With contributors from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, this collection offers international perspectives on a topic that is growing increasingly important in public relations study and practice. It will be required reading for scholars, researchers, and students in public relations and also has much to offer the business discipline, for those seeking to integrate culture and communication to their practices.

Spanish translation of The Global Public Relations Handbook
Published: 1 June 2012

Open University of Catalonia – Editorial UOC published Spanish translation of the Global Public Relations Handbook edited by Krishnamurthy Sriramesh, professor at the Purdu University in the USA, and Dejan Verčič, professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Slovenia. The handbook was first published in 2003 in English by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates publishing company. NCA (National Communication Association) awarded the book with PRIDE Award for the best work in the field of public relations in 2003. In 2009 the handbook was published in expanded and supplemented edition with the American publisher Routledge. The Spanish translation was published in Barcelona with the introduction study by professor Jordi Xifra from University of Girona.

The Global Public Relations Handbook: Theory, Research and Practice - Revised edition
Author: Krishnamurthy Sriramesh and Dejan Vercic
Published: 2009

The Global Public Relations Handbook, Expanded and Revised Edition provides an extended discussion on the history, development, and current status of the public relations industry from a global perspective. This revised edition offers 20 new chapters in addition to the contents of the original volume. It includes 14 additional country--or regionally--focused chapters, exploring public relations practice throughout the world. Using a theoretical framework to present information on the public relations industry in their countries and regions, contributors focus on such factors as the status of public relations education in their respective countries and professionalism and ethics. Each country-specific chapter includes a case study typifying public relations practice in that country. Additional new chapters discuss political economy, activism, international public relations, and United Nations public affairs.


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