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IU Bloomington

Nicholas Browning

The Media School

Expert Bio

Nicholas Browning is is an associate professor of public relations in The Media School. His research focuses on exchanges and exercises of power in organization-public relationships, specifically in regard to corporate social responsibility, ethics and political communication.

He primarily studies reputation management and CSR practices as means of social legitimization and profit production for organizations, as well as an avenue for stakeholders to obtain needed commitments from organizations that promote the general social welfare. He also does considerable theory-building work in the fields of PR and business ethics, which is an extension of his CSR studies.

Areas of Expertise

Public relations, corporate social responsibility, reputation management, political communication, organization-public relationships, ethics.