Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication: China and Beyond

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Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication : China and Beyond. / Zhao, Hui.

2021. The virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference, .

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Zhao, H 2021, 'Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication: China and Beyond', The virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference, 2021/05/27 - 2021/05/31.

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Zhao, H. (2021). Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication: China and Beyond. The virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference, .

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Zhao H. 2021. Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication: China and Beyond. The virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference, .

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Zhao, Hui Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication: China and Beyond. The virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference, 27 maj 2021, Annan, 2021.

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Zhao H. Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication: China and Beyond. 2021. The virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference, .

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Zhao, Hui. / Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication : China and Beyond. The virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference, .

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TY - CONF

T1 - Investigating Political and Technological Contexts in Crisis Communication

T2 - The virtual 71st Annual International Communication Association Conference

AU - Zhao, Hui

PY - 2021/5/27

Y1 - 2021/5/27

N2 - This study aims to theoretically advance the current context-oriented tradition in crisis communication by highlighting the political and technological contexts to understand organizational crises. Using China as a case, this study proposes a broader research agenda that expands the focus from individual, organizational, and cultural domains to political and technological domains for investigating the impact of societal contexts on crisis communication. The research agenda includes, First, the examination of the authoritarian regime with a divided power structure as the political context in China. Assessing political-structural and political-historical contexts allow a more comprehensive understanding of contextual influences on crisis communication temporally and structurally. Second, the agenda scrutinizes the cacophony of social media users’ voices in a government-regulated commercial space as the technological context in China. Online participation and internet language are thereby emerged as prominent parts of technological contexts in understanding crisis communication in China. Together, these two aspects provide a research agenda for understanding organizational crises at the societal level, as these crises arise within discrete political and technological structures and yet clearly overlap in numerous respects and across various realms. The implications and directions of research on the influences of political and technological contexts on organizational crises in China are also discussed.

AB - This study aims to theoretically advance the current context-oriented tradition in crisis communication by highlighting the political and technological contexts to understand organizational crises. Using China as a case, this study proposes a broader research agenda that expands the focus from individual, organizational, and cultural domains to political and technological domains for investigating the impact of societal contexts on crisis communication. The research agenda includes, First, the examination of the authoritarian regime with a divided power structure as the political context in China. Assessing political-structural and political-historical contexts allow a more comprehensive understanding of contextual influences on crisis communication temporally and structurally. Second, the agenda scrutinizes the cacophony of social media users’ voices in a government-regulated commercial space as the technological context in China. Online participation and internet language are thereby emerged as prominent parts of technological contexts in understanding crisis communication in China. Together, these two aspects provide a research agenda for understanding organizational crises at the societal level, as these crises arise within discrete political and technological structures and yet clearly overlap in numerous respects and across various realms. The implications and directions of research on the influences of political and technological contexts on organizational crises in China are also discussed.

KW - context

KW - crisis communication

KW - political context

KW - technological context

KW - China

KW - research agenda

M3 - Other

Y2 - 27 May 2021 through 31 May 2021

ER -