Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) at Erasmus University is pleased to host and organize a virtual research symposium on  November 11, 2022 about the spillover effect of crises.

A spillover crisis occurs when “events in an external organization create concern, uncertainty, or perceptions of harm for another organization.” (Veil et al., 2016, p.317). The spillover effect of crises has become an emerging research topic in the field of crisis communication. This phenomenon is of particular importance in an age of social media increasing the speed by which a crisis can spread from one organization to another. By gaining a better understanding of the mechanism underlying the process of crisis spillover, scholars can better assess the likelihood of crisis spillover occurring, and also develop more effective corporate responses in managing the spillover effect.

Considering the importance of the topic and the research interest among scholars, this one-day research symposium aims to create a multidisciplinary dialogue among scholars in order to gain a better understanding of the spillover effect of crises and its consequences for organizations and society.

Deadline for abstract is July 15, 2022.

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