|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|138690||162470||2015||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• An economic conceptualization of public relations is proposed using information asymmetry.
• Public relations is categorized as signaling/screening, which reduces externalities and adverse selection.
• Using this economic lens, public relations can be understood as a contribution to the efficient allocation of a society’s resources.
The notion of public relations contributing to the fabric of society is heavily contested in the public sphere and under-researched by the academy. The authors of this paper propose that the study of the relevance of public relations to society can be enlightened by turning to economics. Using information asymmetry as a framework, the argument is that public relations can be analyzed as a social institution that both helps to mitigate market imperfections and consequently increases the efficiency with which society’s resources are allocated as well as the chances for more market participants to derive value out of economic transactions.
Journal: Public Relations Review - Volume 41, Issue 5, December 2015, Pages 719–725