The Reputable Firm

  • Pekka Aula
  • Jouni Heinonen
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


Communication and media are digitalized, and this is revolutionizing reputation management. Reputable firm has to be accountable for its decisions and the good cause, and to the stakeholders; it needs to live a good public life and have a clear shared and communicated corporate purpose and nurture cultural pluralism where organization culture is successfully extended outside the company’s physical and thus artificial boundaries. In addition, and as the fifth driver, we presented the dynamics of reputation risks. If a company can build and manage these drivers, a good reputation will be within reach. Reputation and reputation risk management should concern the C-suite. In some cases, reputation capital accounts for more than half of a company’s market value, so it would be quite absurd—and contrary to the interests of shareholders—if nothing were done to maximize reputation capital. 


Social Medium Corporate Reputation Good Reputation Reputation Management Cultural Pluralism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pekka Aula
    • 1
  • Jouni Heinonen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Pohjoisranta Burson-MarstellerHelsinkiFinland

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