Effectiveness of Trust Repair Strategies in the Crisis of Corporate Internet Public Opinion
American Journal of Management Science and Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages: 10-18
Received: Feb. 16, 2020; Accepted: Feb. 28, 2020; Published: Mar. 6, 2020
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Li Zhang, Department of Business, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China
Ning Zhang, Department of Business, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China
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Abstract
In the Internet environment, the network public opinion of corporate quality defects will cause enterprises to fall into the crisis of consumer trust. Enterprises often choose to issue announcements to deal with public opinion. Can an announcement release effectively restore trust? Are there differences in the effectiveness of different strategies in the announcement? It has become an urgent problem to be explored in the management of corporate public opinion crisis. This study takes the three corporate defect events exposed at the March 15th Evening Party as cases, and crawls the online comments and corporate response announcements on the microblogs about defect events. First, the sentiment analysis is used to calculate the emotional strength of the defect events. Secondly, the content analysis method is used to classify the trust repair strategies of the enterprise announcements. Finally, by constructing the trust repair strategy effectiveness model, the effectiveness of the trust repair strategy adopted by enterprises in different evolution stages is analyzed. The results show that in different stages of public opinion evolution, the release of response announcements can effectively enhance the emotional intensity of consumers. Moreover, in the emergency period, the relationship repair strategy is more effective; in the sustained period, the informational repair strategy is more effective; in the regression period, the functional repair strategy is more effective. Through practical cases, the research explores the effectiveness of enterprise trust repair strategy under the network public opinion crisis, expands the research content of enterprise network public opinion field, and provides strategic advice for enterprise public opinion crisis management.
Keywords
Trust Crisis, Internet Public Opinion, Sentiment Analysis, Trust Repair Strategy
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Li Zhang, Ning Zhang, Effectiveness of Trust Repair Strategies in the Crisis of Corporate Internet Public Opinion, American Journal of Management Science and Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 10-18. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20200501.12
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