Stakeholder-Formed Organizations and Crisis Communication: Analyzing Discourse of Renewal with a Non-Offending Organization Journal Article uri icon



  • Scholars have examined the ways organizations practice post-crisis communication strategies, including deny, diminish, and rebuild. The current study explores the extent to which a stakeholder-formed organization utilizes post-crisis discourse of renewal to rebuild, recover, and renew the Catholic Church after allegations of sexual abuse of minors publicly surfaced in the United States. Open-ended semi-structured interviews with founders and executive committee members of Leadership Roundtable revealed stakeholders practiced discourse of renewal to help the Catholic Church, an offending organization, recover from a crisis. This study also assessed the extent to which God and religion motivated stakeholders’ responses. Results suggest religion is a critical motivating factor in stakeholders’ responses to a crisis.

publication date

  • October 1, 2020

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  • gold

Date in CU Experts

  • January 24, 2024 3:12 AM

Full Author List

  • Morehouse J

author count

  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2576-0017

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2576-0025

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 243

end page

  • 274


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