The Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations. Handbooks in Communication and Media

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  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The first book to offer a global look at the state–of–the–art thinking and practice in investor relations and financial communication

Featuring contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in financial communication and related fields including public relations, corporate communications, finance, and accounting this volume in the critically acclaimed "Handbooks in Communication and Media" series provides readers with a comprehensive, up–to–date picture of investor relations and financial communications as they are practiced in North America and around the world.

The Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations provides an overview of the past, present, and future of investor relations and financial communications as a profession. It identifies the central issues of contemporary investor relations and financial communications practice, including financial information versus non–financial information, intangibles, risk, value, and growth. Authors address key topics of concern to contemporary practitioners, such as socially responsible investing, corporate governance, shareholder activism, ethics, and professionalism. In addition, the book arms readers with metrics and proven techniques for reliably measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of investor relations and financial communications.

Bringing together the most up–to–date research on investor relations and financial communication and the insights and expertise of an all–star team of practitioners, The Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations:

  • Explores how the profession is practiced in various regions of the globe, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, and other areas
  • Provides a unique look at financial communication as it is practiced beyond the corporate world, including in families, the medical profession, government, and the not–for–profit sector
  • Addresses "big–picture" strategies as well as specific tactics for financial communication during crises, the use of social media, dealing with shareholder activism, integrated reporting and CSR, and more

This book makes an ideal reference resource for undergrads and graduate students, scholars, and practitioners studying or researching investor relations and financial communication across schools of communication, journalism, business, and management. It also offers professionals an up–to–date, uniquely holistic look at best practices in financial communication and investor relations worldwide.

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Notes on Contributors ix

Part I The Foundations of Financial Communication and Investor Relations: Theory and Industry 1

1. Investor Relations and Financial Communication: The Evolution of the Profession 3Alexander V. Laskin

2. Crisis Communication: Insights and Implications for Investor Relations 23Rachel L. Whitten and W. Timothy Coombs

3. Risk, Uncertainty, and Message Convergence: Toward a Theory of Financial Communication 33Kathryn E. Anthony and Steven J. Venette

4. The Role of Argumentation in Financial Communication and Investor Relations 45Rudi Palmieri

5. Shareholder Democracy in the Digital Age 61Sandra Duhe

6. Ethics in Financial Communication and Investor Relations: Stakeholder Expectations, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Principle–Based Analyses 71Shannon A. Bowen, Won–ki Moon, and Joon Kyoung Kim

7. Communicative Enactment of Virtue: A Structurational Approach to Understanding Ethical Financial Communication 87Steven J. Venette and Joel O. Iverson

8. The Skills Required to Be a Successful Investor Relations Officer 97Kala Krishnan

9. How Shareholders Differ: Types of Shareholders and Investment Philosophies 107Rose Hiquet and Won–yong Oh

10. Financial Analysts and Their Role in Financial Communication and Investor Relations 117Marlies Whitehouse

11. Securities Law for Financial Communication and Investor Relations in the United States, 1929 2016 127David L. Remund and Kathryn Kuttis

12. Women on Wall Street: Problematizing Gendered Metaphors in Finance 137Lauren Berkshire Hearit

Part II The Practice of Financial Communication and Investor Relations: Strategies and Tactics 145

13. Explaining Communication Choices During Equity Offerings: Market Timing or Impression Management? 147Danial R. Hemmings, Niamh M. Brennan, and Doris M. Merkl–Davies

14. Financial and Investor Relations for Start–Up Businesses and Emerging Companies 157Kristie Byrum

15. Whose Hype Matters? The Battle for Value Creation in Contemporary Financial Communications 167Kip Kiefer and Richard A. Hunt

16. Shareholder Activism and the New Role of Investor Relations 179Christian Pieter Hoffmann and Christian Fieseler

17. Corporate Proxy Contests: Overview, Application, and Outlook 187Matthew W. Ragas

18. More Than a Zero–Sum Game: Integrating Investor and Public Relations to Navigate Conflict With Activist Investors 197Constance S. Chandler

19. Integrated Reporting: Bridging Investor Relations and Strategic Management 209Kristin Kohler and Christian Pieter Hoffmann

20. Corporate Social Responsibility: Committing to Social and Environmental Impact in the Global Economy 221Derek Moscato

21. Transparency Signaling in Corporate Social Responsibility Press Releases in a Vice Industry 233Jessalynn Strauss

22. Faith–Based Investor Activism for Corporate Environmental Responsibility: Catalysts for Corporate Change? 245Nur Uysal

23. Issues Management in Investor Relations and Financial Communication 261Robert L. Heath

24. Measurement and Evaluation of Investor Relations and Financial Communication Activities 275Alexander V. Laskin and Anna A. Laskin

25. Perception Audits: Learning Investment Community Sentiment 283Donna N. Stein

26. Conference Calls: A Communication Perspective 293Andrea Rocci and Carlo Raimondo

27. When CEOs Talk: Risks, Opportunities, and Expectations of Financial Communication in an Online World 309Pauline A. Howes

28. Financial Crisis Management and Wells Fargo: Reputation or Profit? 319Hilary Fussell Sisco

29. Warren Buffett, Value Investing, Media, and Social Media 327Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Part III Financial Communication Outside the Corporate Context: From Governments to Families 341

30. Financial Communications: The Federal Reserve System s Contributions 343Marci R. Schneider

31. Restoring Legitimacy to Financial Regulators and Institutions: Admission of Wrongdoing as a Settlement Strategy 355Jeffrey D. Brand

32. The Privileged Space of Financial Communication: Journalistic Perspectives, Relationships, and Implications for Financial Public Relations 365Luke Capizzo and Erich J. Sommerfeldt

33. Nonprofit Financial Communication: Donors Preferred Information Types, Qualities, and Sources 377Timothy Penning

34. The Sunshine Act: Promoting Transparency in Financial Relationships Between Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry 391Laura E. Willis

35. A Review of Family Financial Communication 399Lynsey K. Romo

Part IV Financial Communication and Investor Relations Around theWorld 409

36. Consultation and Disclosure for International Financing 411Leticia M. Solaun

37. The Nordic Approach to Investor Relations 419Elina Melgin, Vilma Luoma–aho, Minea Hara, and Jari Melgin

38. Investor Relations in Germany: Institutionalization and Professional Roles 429Kristin Kohler

39. The Evolution of Financial Communication in Italy: The Case of Oscar di Bilancio 443Gianluca Comin, Simone Ros, and Alberto Scotti

40. A Stress Test for Investor Relations and Financial Communication Professionals: A Case From Europe 449Toni Muzi Falconi

41. Investor Relations and Financial Communication in an Emerging Market: The Republic of Turkey 457B. Pýnar Ozdemir

42. Financial Communication in India: A Case Study of the Reserve Bank and Its Governor 465Rajul Jain and Sarab Kochhar

43. Influences and Priorities in Investor Relations in Australia 473Ian Westbrook

44. Financial Communication and Investor Relations: A Latin American Approach 485Carolina A. Carbone and Gabriel Sadi

45. Investor Relations in Brazil: From the Protection of Major Stakeholders to Value Management for Concerned Parties 493Luiz–Alberto de Farias, Paulo Nassar, and Agatha Camargo Paraventi

Index 509

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Alexander V. Laskin, PhD, is a professor of strategic communication at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, USA. He is the author of more than 50 publications, including books, book chapters, and articles on investor relations, international communications, and measurement and evaluation. Dr. Laskin′s research on investor relations was recognized with the Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award. Dr. Laskin also offers consulting services in investor relations, research and evaluation, and international communications.

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