Emel Ozdora-Aksak

Emel Ozdora-Aksak
Bilkent University · Communication and Design

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Emel Ozdora-Aksak is employed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University. She received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida in 2009. Her research interests include public relations, organizational communication, public diplomacy, and public relations. Her work has been published in the American Behavioral Scientist, Public Relations Review, Business Ethics: A European Review, and elsewhere. With a research grant from the Arthur Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, her current focus is on Syrian refugees living in Turkey.
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September 2012 - January 2017
Bilkent University
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  • Doç. Dr.

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Publications (16)
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While terrorist incidents are physically, psychologically, and financially costly, they also provide targeted governments with a window of opportunity to engage in public diplomacy in the international arena. In the wake of terrorist attacks, leaders of the targeted countries can try to use media outlets to convey intentionally crafted messages and...
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News shapes audiences’ views of people and events beyond their immediate physical environment. Since the mass migration of refugees from Syria represents one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history, its news coverage necessarily shaped the way global audiences understood the crisis. This qualitative study employs critical discourse analy...
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This qualitative study sheds light onto the working structures, make-up, and strengths and weaknesses of civil society organizations working with Syrian refugees in Turkey. The research includes 22 interviews with a variety of national and international civil society organizations (CSOs) and aims to reveal strategies they employ to communicate with...
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This research focuses on the Turkish government's communications with the international community with regards to Syrian refugees. I use the Discourse Historical Approach to reveal and compare the discursive strategies that the official Turkish news agency has used as part of its public diplomacy efforts in their mass communication efforts regardin...
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Since the Syrian refugee crisis represents the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history, it is critical to examine how global media covered this issue. Focusing on two nations significantly affected by the refugee crisis—Bulgaria and Turkey, this study employs a content analysis to examine differences in refugee portrayals in national media. The...
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The study firstly includes a thematic meta synthesis of the national academic literature, including Master's and Ph.D. theses that contain the keywords corporate social responsibility (CSR) have been examined to reveal the conceptualization this construct providing a detailed profiling and inventory of the literature. This meta synthesis provides r...
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This case study focuses on the identity construction process and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of Pet Holding, a Turkish family holding company working in petroleum and gas exploration and extraction as well as in mining, tourism and construction. This study aims to understand how companies determine context and content of their CSR...
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Grounded in institutional theory, this study provides an overview of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives of Turkey's 30 largest corporations through a thematic content analysis. The study focuses on the G-20 member Turkey and investigates the influence of isomorphism mechanisms on the adoption of CSR initiatives in a developing co...
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This paper reviews the literature for articles that include both the terms corporate social responsibility and reputation in the title and/or abstract. The results of the conceptual analysis reveal that most studies on CSR and reputation focus on practical implications without contributing to the theoretical framework. The authors propose applying...
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Rooted in social identity theory, this exploratory study focuses on Turkey's four largest telecommunications companies (Turkcell, Türk Telekom, Avea, and Vodafone) to determine how public relations and corporate social responsibility practices help construct organizational identity. To achieve its aim, the study performs a thematic content analysis...
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This study tries to understand the process of organizational identity construction and the role of public relations in assisting this process. This study focuses on Turkey's banking sector to understand how organizational identities are constructed and supported by corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in addition to how they are communi...
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This research focuses on the European Union's (EU) public relations and public diplomacy efforts for immigrant integration. It uncovers the relationship between the EU and leaders of Turkish associations in Brussels, Belgium. In-depth interviews with Turkish association leaders reveal the way they see themselves and the Turkish diaspora, how they r...

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Comparison in media framing of refugees in Bulgaria and Turkey