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Global Public Relations Symposium

da www.bledcom.comThe primary mission of the BledCom symposium that has been organized over the past 13 years is to provide a venue for public relations scholars and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas and perspectives about public relations in all its forms such as corporate communication, public affairs, reputation management, issues and crisis management, etc. Building from this history, BledCom seeks to help establish a state-of-the-art body of knowledge of the field with each annual symposium attempting to widen the horizons of the field by attracting current perspectives, public relations research and related disciplines as well.
The leading theme of the 14th BledCom Symposium is Impact of globalization on public relations but the conference will also focus on other issues related to the broad field of public relations and communication management including perspectives from related disciplines. The 2007 BledCom will offer one or more panel sessions (depending on the number of accepted papers) devoted to the research of doctoral students in order to encourage these future scholars to share their work with an international audience at the symposium.
BledCom traditionally takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Bled, Slovenia on the first or second weekend in July. The main focus is therefore also relaxing in a pleasant and above all informal atmosphere.CALL FOR PAPERSOrganizers of BledCom symposium are happy to announce that a special issue of Public Relations Review will be published on the bases of papers presented at the 14th annual BledCom conference. Guest editors of the special issue which will be devoted to Global Public Relations are Dejan Verčič and Krishnamurthy Sriramesh.

BledCom 2007 will focus on the impact of globalization on public relations. The papers for this years symposium can therefore address any issues relevant to this broad theme, such as the impact of globalization on corporate communication and public relations theory and practice, strategic management of corporate communication/public relations in the 21st Century, the impact of new technologies and other environmental variables on corporate communication/public relations practice, new directions in public relations education and training in the 21st Century, interdisciplinary perspectives of public relations theory development, and sustainable development with special care for the environment in this era of globalization.
In addition to the main theme, papers addressing any issues related to the broad field of public relations and communication management including perspectives from related disciplines, are welcome.
Only complete papers not exceeding 25 pages (up to 33 lines per page) will be considered. Papers are to be written in MS Word for Windows or MS Word for Mac. Papers must contain a title page with author identification, but there should be no reference to the authors identity elsewhere in the paper to enable blind peer review of the manuscript.
Manuscripts may be submitted using the form below and are due May 1st. The conference committee will select manuscripts on a competitive basis and authors will be notified by June 1st, 2007. Authors of the papers chosen for presentation at the BledCom symposium are not required to pay the registration fee.
The BledCom Symposium will take place during the 6th and 8th July 2007.
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