Self-Regulatory Discourse: Corrective or Quiescent? Academic Article uri icon


  • External organizational discourse can have effects on society through the policies it helps to create or the policies it helps to defeat. One type of external discourse that shapes policies is corporate efforts to create self-regulation and to prevent governmental regulation.. This article explores the use of self-regulatory discourse designed to end public interest in an issue, thereby creating quiescence. The key question resulting from this discussion is whether self-regulatory claims benefit business and society, or merely business.

published proceedings

  • Management Communication Quarterly

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Timothy Coombs, W., & Holladay, S. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Timothy Coombs, W||Holladay, Sherry J

publication date

  • August 2011