Role of language and corporate communication in greater China: From academic to practitioner perspectives

Pak Kei Patrick Ng, Sing Bik Cindy Ngai

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This book features not only the latest trends but also academic and industry practitioner stakeholders perspectives on language and functional role issues facing the rapidly developing corporate communication (CC) profession in the Greater China region. The book also explores the implications for Western societies that cross-culturally engage with Chinese partners in CC practices. The books chapters are oriented on five main themes, namely: Development of the CC Profession, Bilingual Practices in Corporate Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Communications, and Media Discourse & Persuasive Communication. The first two cluster themes feature a review of the PR/CC professions evolutionary path to its current status as a more distinct and diversified CC profession emphasizing the role of language and particularly the bilingualism phenomenon, whereas the other cluster themes, which adopt the perspectives of academics and those of CC practitioners, span from cross-cultural, profession-wide and bilingual communication issues to applications of heuristic knowledge within industry-specific workplace contexts.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages258
ISBN (Electronic)9783662468814
ISBN (Print)9783662468807
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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