publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Impression management: Developing and illustrating a scheme of analysis for narrative disclosures – a methodological note

Brennan, Niamh M.; Guillamon‐Saorin, Encarna; Pierce, Aileen;
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  • Published: 19 Jun 2009
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Purpose – This paper develops a holistic measure for analysing impression management and for detecting bias introduced into corporate narratives as a result of impression management. Design/methodology/approach – Prior research on the seven impression management methods in the literature is summarised. Four of the less-researched methods are described in detail, and are illustrated with examples from UK Annual Results’ Press Releases (ARPRs). A method of computing a holistic composite impression management score based on these four impression management methods is developed, based on both quantitative and qualitative data in corporate narrative disclosures. An i...
Subjects
free text keywords: Impression management, Press releases, Content analysis, Corporate image, Disclosure, Financial management, Press relations, Content analysis (Communication), Disclosure of information, Corporation reports, Accounting, Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous), Qualitative property, Originality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, business.industry, business, Narrative, Bias score, Social psychology, Psychology, Aesthetics, Applied psychology
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Impression management: Developing and illustrating a scheme of analysis for narrative disclosures – a methodological note

Brennan, Niamh M.; Guillamon‐Saorin, Encarna; Pierce, Aileen;