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Auditing the identity of regional wine brands : the case of Swiss Merlot Ticino

Zamparini, Alessandra ; Lurati, Francesco ; Illia, Laura G.

In: International journal of wine business research, 2010, vol. 22, no. 4, p. 386-405

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a method by which to audit winemakers’ communication of regional wine brands and to illustrate the method’s conceptual basis through its empirical application to the Swiss wine Merlot Ticino. Design/Methodology/Approach – The audit is comprised of two parts: one captures producers’ intentions regarding the communication of the regional...

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Message effectiveness in corporate career websites : analysis of the top 30 employers in Switzerland

Zamparini, Alessandra ; scienze della comunicazione, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera ; Calegari, Paola ; comunicazione, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera ; Lurati, Francesco ; della comunicazione, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera

This paper proposes a comprehensive tool for analyzing online recruitment messages, drawing upon dimensions of employers’ online communication effectiveness developed in the literature. A codebook is developed to analyze the content of corporate career websites, including the dimensions identified by Cober, Brown and Levy (2004), in order to evaluate employment websites. This is integrated...

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Communicating CSR : the practice in the top 300 companies in Switzerland

Birth, Gregory ; Illia, Laura ; Lurati, Francesco ; Zamparini, Alessandra

This paper documents the empirical results of a field study conducted among top Swiss companies. The survey investigates their practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) communication as well as their opinions about how favorable the Swiss context is for this kind of communication. Results show CSR communication in Switzerland as a practice in evolution, still needing expertise. In this...