Gregoria Yudarwati and Marianne Sison

Western values dominate CSR programs of multinational companies

Multinational companies develop their CSR policy based on the values of their home countries with little input from the host countries in which they operate. In a Page-funded study, scholars examined how local culture of host countries might shape and influence CSR policies of MNCs.

Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed, Anli Xiao and Erica Hilton

Research in Progress: Examining CSR efforts of mobile telecommunications companies in Ghana

Penn State graduate students are examining the contributions of the corporate sector to educational, economic and social development in the northern region of Ghana, one of the country's most underdeveloped regions.

Dustin Supa and Melissa Dodd

Measuring controversy’s impact in public relations messaging

Corporate social advocacy and CEO advocacy are becoming increasingly relevant topics of study in the communications field. While studying differences between forms of advocacy-focused content, Page Center scholars found that the level of controversy plays a role in a message’s impact.

J. Suzanne Horsley and Jill M. Bode

Communicators reveal intimate glimpses of challenging disaster responses

Page Center scholars get an inside look at crisis communications through a research project that interviewed professional communicators who have worked in the midst of some recent disasters. 

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Legacy Scholar Grants

Support for scholars and professionals making important contributions to ethics and responsibility in public communication.

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Resources for teaching and research on corporate communication ethics and responsibility topics.

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Sustainability Communications Initiative (SCI)

Research that highlights best practices in sustainability communication across disciplines.