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Professor Ralph Tench


Professor Ralph Tench
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Professor Ralph Tench

Director of Research

Leeds Business School

0113 81 27539 R.Tench@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Professor Ralph Tench

Professor Tench is the Director of Research for Leeds Business School and the elected President and Head of the Board of Directors for the European Public Relations Research and Education Association (EUPRERA). EUPRERA is the leading academic association for public relations and strategic communication.

Professor Tench's research focuses on two communications strands, firstly for social impact and secondly in organisational strategy, behaviour and performance. His work involves national and international funded projects including working with large organisations and business, such as the annual European Communication Monitor, now in its twelth year (www.communicationmonitor.eu), business leaders, professions or small to medium sized enterprises. For example he led a €600K EU project on climate change using deliberative engagement. He has been appointed twice in 2017 as a special advisor to the European Commission and is currently running consultancy project for the Commission on branding for employment services. He has been the principle investigator for several large research projects including the first and largest to be funded in public relations when he ran the ECOPSI communication competency project. He also supported another European funded SME e-learning project (SME-ELEARN). Professor Tench has also led and been part of health and obesity communication project with the NHS and Public Health England. Dr Tench has written over 30 academic peer reviewed journal articles; published 26 books (Pearson, Emerald, Palgrave Macmillan and Peter Lang publishers), not including translations and smaller research book publication; published over 15 full research reports/books related to major research projects; written and published 15 practitioner/professional publication thought pieces/articles; presented worldwide more than 60 peer reviewed papers.

Most recently he has published the critically acclaimed Communication Excellence: How to Develop, Manage and Lead Exceptional Communication (2017) with his colleagues from the European Communication Monitor. He also celebrates in 2017 the publication of the 4th Edition of Exploring Public Relations, the market-leading textbook for the public relations subject internationally.

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Transforming communication: "Can excellence be achieved if we are always improving?" - Professor Ralph Tench - Leeds Business School

Current Teaching

Professor Tench teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He has extensive doctoral supervision with six of his PhD students successfully passing their vivas in 2017. His research supervision currently involves seven students studying corporate social responsibility, corporate image and identity, obesity communication and strategic communication in health. Professor Tench is a past Visiting Professor at the University of Salzburg and has taught, supervised and examined PhDs across Worldwide.

Research Interests

Professor Tench's research interests include corporate and strategic communication, corporate responsibility and public relations. He works on large scale research projects for both the public and private sector. As examples he currently manages with university colleagues across Europe large scale transnational research projects such as the largest and longest running longitudinal study for the public relations and strategic communication discipline, the European Communication Monitor (ECM) which is run annually (since 2007). Each year this involves an online quantitative survey of over 3000 practitioners across up to 50 European countries: www.communicationmonitor.eu.

He has also led the ECOPSI EU funded project, the largest European funded public relations research project, www.ecopsi.org.uk. This work investigated the skills and competencies of European commnications practitioners and has been supported by six European partner universities as well as the EACD (European Association of Communication Directors).

His research has produced two Research Excellence Framework (REF) impact case studies

Selected Publications

Journal articles (47)

  • Tench R; Mariutti F (In press), How does Brazil measure up? Comparing rankings through the lenses of nation brand indexes. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy
  • Topic M; Tench R (2018), Evolving Responsibility or Revolving Bias? The Role of the Media in the anti-sugar debate in the UK Press.. Social Sciences, vol. 7 (10)
    https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7100181
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  • Verhoeven P; Zerfass A; Vercic D; Tench R; Moreno A (2018), Public relations and the rise of hypermodern values: Exploring the profession in Europe. Public Relations Review
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2018.06.001
  • Topic M; Tench R; Moreno A (2017), Male and Female Communication, Leadership Styles and the Position of Women in Public Relations. Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture
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  • Tench R; Vercic D; Tkalac Vercic A (2017), Collaboration and conflict between agencies and clients. Public Relations Review
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2017.11.001
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  • Tench R; Mariutti F; Giraldi J (2017), 'If I huff and I puff'. Foundations for building Brazil's image: Evidence from an international systematic review (2001 to 2015). InternexT : Revista Eletrônica de Negócios Internacionais da ESPM
    https://doi.org/10.18568/1980-4865.12258-73
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  • Tench R; Moreno A; Okay A (2017), Re-fuelling the talent tank. A qualitative study of key deficiencies, future needs, and life- long learning needs of communication management professionals in Europe. Communication & Society, vol. 30 (3), p. 109-127.
    https://doi.org/10.15581/003.30.3.109-127
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  • Tench R; Topic M (2017), One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? An Analysis of European PR Practitioners' Views on the Position of Women in the PR Industry (2009-2015). Current Politics and Economics of Europe, vol. 28 (1)
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  • Tench R; Amo Mensah M (2016), In the Club but out of the game -Evaluation of Ghana Club 100 CSR Communication. Tripodos
  • Topic M; Tench R (2016), The Corporate Social Responsibility in Lidl' s Communication Campaigns in Croatia and the UK. The Qualitative Report, vol. 21 (2), p. 351-376.
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  • Gondim Mariutti F; Tench R (2015), How does Brazil measure up? Comparing rankings through the lenses of nation brand indexes. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy
    https://doi.org/10.1057/pb.2015.19
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  • Gondim Mariutti F; Tench R (2015), Magical Touch of Marketing: Matching Promotion with the 4 R's of Place Branding. Archives of Business Research, vol. 3 (6)
    https://doi.org/10.14738/abr.36.1541
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  • Tench R; Verhoeven P; Hasina J (2015), Turn Around When Possible: Mapping European Communication Competences. Studies in Media and Communication, vol. 3 (2)
    https://doi.org/10.11114/smc.v3i2.1138
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  • Tench R; Konczos M (2015), Mapping European communication practitioners' competencies - A review of the European Communication Professional Skills and Innovation Programme: ECOPSI. Pannon Management Review, vol. 4 (2-3)
  • Moreno A; Navarro C; Tench R; Zerfass A (2015), Does social media usage matter? An analysis of online practices and digital media perceptions of communication practitioners in Europe. Public Relations Review, vol. 41 (2), p. 242-253.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2014.12.006
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  • Mariutti F; Tench R (2015), Are we Talking the Same Language? Challenging Complexity in Country Brand Models. Athens Journal of Business and Economics, vol. 1 (1)
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  • Tench R; Jones B (2015), Social Media: the Wild West of CSR Communications. Social Responsibility Journal, vol. 11 (2)
    https://doi.org/10.1108/SRJ-12-2012-0157
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  • Tench R (2014), Mapping communication management competencies for European practitioners: ECOPSI an EU study. Journal of Communication Management, vol. 19 (1), p. 39-61.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/JCOM-11-2013-0078
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  • Moreno, A; Verhoeven P; Tench R; Zerfass A (2014), Increasing power and taking a lead - What are practitioners really doing? Empirical evidence from European communications manager. International Public Relations Journal, vol. 4 (7), p. 73-94.
    https://doi.org/10.5783/RIRP-7-2014-06-73-94
  • Verhoeven P; Tench R; Zerfass A; Morenod A; Vercice D (2014), Crisis? What crisis?: How European professionals handle crises and crisis communication. Public Relations Review
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2013.10.010
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  • Colledge B; Morgan J; Tench R (2014), The concept(s) of trust in late modernity, the relevance of realist social theory. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour
    https://doi.org/10.1111/jtsb.12064
  • Tench R; Fawkes J (2014), Barriers to obesity communication - Power, habitus and hidden assumptions. International Journal of Communication and Health, vol. 3
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  • Tench R; Vercic D; Tkalac A (2013), Contemporary Issues Impacting European Communication Competencies. Media Studies, vol. 4 (7), p. 111-123.
  • Moreno A; Zerfass A; Tench R; Vercic D; Verhoeven P (2013), Perfil del profesional de relaciones públicas y comunicación estratégica en Europa: influencia y poder dentro de las organizaciones y tendencias del sector. Razón y Palabra, vol. 82
  • Verhoeven P; Tench R; Zerfass A; Moreno A; Vercic D (2012), How European PR practitioners handle digital and social media. Public Relations Review, vol. 38 (1), p. 162-164.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2011.08.015
  • Colledge B; Morgan J; Tench R (2012), Institutional Trust: A matter of habit and regime. Organization Studies
  • Tench, Ralph; Zerfass, A; Verhoeven, P (2011), Strategic orientation of communication professionals. International Journal of Strategic Communication, vol. 5 (2), p. 95-117.
  • Verhoeven P; Zerfass A; Tench R (2011), Strategic orientation of communication professionals. International Journal of Strategic Communication, vol. 5 (2)
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1553118X.2011.561080
  • Tench RZ (2010), European Communication Monitor 2010: comments and future research.
  • Tench, Ralph; Zerfass, A; Verhoeven, P (2010), Structures of public relations practice in Europe: A longitudinal analysis based on the European Communication Monitor 2007-2010.
  • Tench, Ralph; Zerfass, A; Verhoeven, P; Moreno, A (2010), European Communication Monitor 2009. El desarrollo de la profesión de relaciones públicas y gestión de la comunicación estratégica en Europa. Razón y Palabra, vol. 72
  • Tench, Ralph; Zerfass, A; Verhoeven, P; Moreno, A; Vercic, D (2010), European Communication Monitor 2009: An institutionalized view of how public relations professionals face the economic and media crises in Europe. Public Relations Review
  • Moreno A; Verhoeven P; Tench R; Zerfass A (2010), European Communication Monitor 2009: An institutionalized view of how public relations professionals face the economic and media crises in Europe. Public Relations Review, vol. 36 (2), p. 97-104.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2010.02.004
  • Tench R (2010), Book review of The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility (2007). Journal of Communication Management, vol. 14 (1), p. 96-98.
  • Moreno A; Zerfass A; Tench R; Vercic D; Verhoeven P (2009), European Communication Monitor Current developments, issues and tendencies of the professional practice of public relations in Europe. PUBLIC RELATIONS REVIEW, vol. 35 (1), p. 79-82.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2008.12.001
  • Jones B; Bowd R; Tench R (2009), Corporate irresponsibility and corporate social responsibility: competing realities. Social Responsibility Journal, vol. 5 (3), p. 300-310.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/17471110910977249
  • Tench R (2009), Institutionalizing Strategic Communication in Europe - An Ideal Home or a Mad House? Evidence from a Survey of 37 Countries. International Journal of Strategic Communication, vol. 3 (2), p. 147-164.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/15531180902806237
  • Tench R; Willis P (2009), Creativity, deception or ethical malpractice - A critique of the Trumanisation of marketing public relations through guerilla campaigns. Ethical Space, The International Journal of Communication Ethics, vol. 6 (2), p. 47-55.
  • Tench R (2009), Communication in turbulent times. Insights from the European Communication Monitor 2009. Commuication Director, vol. 5
  • Tench R (2009), ECM 2010. Exit Magazine
  • Tench R; Bowd R; Jones B (2007), Perceptions and perspectives: corporate social responsibility and the media. Journal of Communication Management, vol. 11 (4), p. 348-370.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/13632540710843940
  • Tench R (2006), Supporting Writing - The role of evaluation in VLE design. Zeitschrift Schreiben
  • Tench R (2003), Stakeholder influences on the writing skills debate: A reflective evaluation in the context of vocational business education. Journal of Further and Higher Education, vol. 27 (4), p. 427-441.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877032000128118
  • Tench R (2003), Public relations writing - a genre-based model. Corporate Communications: an international journal, vol. 8 (2), p. 139-146.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/1356328031047580
  • Tench R; Fielden S; Fawkes J (2003), Freelance communications workers in the UK: the impact of gender on well-being. Corporate Communications: an international journal, vol. 8 (3), p. 187-196.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/13563280310487649
  • Tench R; Fawkes J; Palihawadana D (2002), Freelancing: Issues and trends for public relations practice. Journal of Communication Management, vol. 6 (4), p. 311-322.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/13632540210807143
  • Tench R (2001), Perceptions of competence in public relations students' writing. Education + Training, vol. 43 (2), p. 94-104.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005422

Books (28)

  • Tench R; Jones B; Sun W (2018) The Critical State of Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe. . Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Tench R; Jones B; Sun W (2018) The Critical State of Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe. . Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Tench R; Yeomans E (2017) Exploring Public Relations 4th Edition. . 4th Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.
  • Tench R; Vercic D; Zerfass A; Moreno A; Verhoeven P (2017) Communication excellence: How to develop, manage and lead exceptional communications. . .
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48860-8
  • Tench R; Devins D; Willis; Mitchell C; Brusati L; Frandsen F; Fadele P; Lacuzzi S; Ianniello M; Johansen W (2016) Complexity Engagement: Stakeholders, Collaboration and Challenging Problems. ISBN 978-1-907240-69-0 . .
  • Tench R; Zerfass A; Verhoeven P; Vercˇicˇ A; Moreno A; Okay A (2016) Communication Management Competencies for European Practitioners. . .
  • Catellani A; Zerfass A; Tench R (2015) Communication Ethics in a Connected World. . Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften.
  • Ordeix E; Carayol V; Tench R (2015) Introduction: A new era of understanding for public relations theory and practice. . .
    https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0352-6527-9
  • Tench R; Ordeix E; Carayol V ed. (2015) Public Relations, Values and Cultural Identity. . Peter Lang.
  • Tench R; Catellani A; Zerfass A ed. (2015) Communication Ethics in a Connected World: Research in Public Relations and Organisational Communication. . Peter Lang.
  • Tench R; Zerfass A; Tench R; Vercic D; Verhoeven P; Moreno A (2014) Excellence in Strategic Communication - Key Issues, Leadership, Gender and Mobile Media. . Brussels: Helios Media/ EACD.
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (2014) Exploring Public Relations. . 3rd Edition Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
  • Tench R (2014) Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility: Perspectives and Practice.. . Bingley: Emerald.
  • Tench R; sun W; Jones BT (2014) communicating corporate socail responsibility: perspective and practise. 6. .
  • Aydemir O; Valérie C; Tench R (2013) Researching the Changing Profession of Public Relations. . Brussels: Peter Lang.
  • Zerfass A; Moreno A; Tench R; Vercic D; Verhoeven P (2013) A Changing Landscape - Managing Crises, Digital Communication and CEOPositioning in Europe. Results of a Survey of 43 Countries. . Brussels: EACD, EUPRERA.
  • Tench R; Sun W; Jones B (2012) Corporate Social Irresponsibility: A Challenging Concept. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability . Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  • Zerfass A; Vercic D; Verhoeven P; Moreno Á; Tench R (2012) European Communication Monitor 2012: Challenges and Competencies for Strategic Communication. Results of an Empirical Survey in 42 Countries.. . Brussels: EACD European Association for Communication Directors.
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (2010) Exploring Public Relations Instructor's Manual. . Pearson.
  • Tench, Ralph; Zerfass, A; Verhoeven, P; Moreno, A; Vercic, D (2010) European Communication Monitor 2010. Status Quo and Challenges for Communication Management in Europe. Results of an empirical study in 46 countries. . Brussels, Leipzig: Euprera/University of Leipzig.
  • Tench R (2010) European Communication Monitor 2010. Status Quo and Challenges for Communication Management in Europe. Results of an empirical study in 46 countries.. . Brussels: .
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (2009) Exploring Public Relations. . 2nd Edition Prentice Hall.
  • Tench R (2009) Otkrivanje odnosa s javnošću (Croatian Translation). . Croatia: Pearson Education.
  • Tench, R, Yeomans, E (2009) Exploring Public Relations. . 2nd Harlow, Essex: Pearson (FT).
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (2008) Organisatie communicatie - Inleiding in professioneel communicatiemanagement. . Pearson Prentice Hall Education Benelux.
  • Zerfass A; Moreno A; Tench R; Vercic D; Verhoeven P (2008) European Communication Monitor 2008. Trends in Communication Management and Public Relations- Results and implications. . .
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (2007) Exploring Public Relations: The Companion Website. . Prentice Hall.
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (2006) Exploring Public Relations. . 1st Edition Financial Times/Prentice Hall.

Chapters (38)

  • Tench R; Topic M (2018) Strategic Competencies. In: Tench R; Topic M Encyclopedia of Strategic Communication, 3 Volume Set. : Wiley-Blackwell, pp. .
  • Jones BT; Tench R; Sun W (2018) Introduction: The Critical State of Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe. In: Jones BT; Tench R; Sun W The Critical State of Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe. : , pp. .
  • Willis P; Tench R; Devins DM (2018) Deliberative Engagement and Wicked Problems: From Good Intentions to Practical Action. In: Willis P; Tench R; Devins DM Handbook of Communication Engagement. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. .
  • Tench R; Topić M (2017) Evaluating CSR, Sustainability and Sourcing within the UK Supermarket Industry: The Case of Waitrose/John Lewis Partnership. In: Tench R; Topić M CSR, Sustainability and Leadership. London: Routledge, pp. .
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  • Tench R; Amo Mensah M (2017) The death of transmission models of CSR communication. In: Tench R; Amo Mensah M The use and effectiveness of CSR communications through digital platforms: A research Anthology. : , pp. .
  • Tench R; Bowd R; Kostopoulos I (2017) Sponsorship. In: Tench R; Bowd R; Kostopoulos I Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R (2017) Community and society - corporate social responsibility. In: Tench R Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R (2017) Managing community involvement programmes. In: Tench R Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R; Laville L (2017) The role of the practitioner. In: Tench R; Laville L Exploring Public Relaitons. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R; Yeomans (2017) 'What next? Future issues for public relations. In: Tench R; Yeomans Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R; Laville; Kiesenbauer J (2016) Exploring the magic of mentoring; Career planning for the public relations profession. In: Tench R; Laville; Kiesenbauer J The Management Game of Communication. Bingley: Emerald, pp. 205-205.
  • Tench R; Sun W; Jones BT (2014) Introduction: CSR Communication as an Emerging Field of Study. In: Tench R; Sun W; Jones BT . : Emerald, pp. 3-21.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/S2043-9059
  • Tench R; Bowd R; Sheldon I (2014) Sponsorship. In: Tench R; Bowd R; Sheldon I Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R (2014) Community and society - corporate social responsibility. In: Tench R Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R (2014) Managing community involvement programmes. In: Tench R Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R; Laville L (2014) The role of the practitioner. In: Tench R; Laville L Exploring Public Relations. London`: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R; Yeomans (2014) What next? Future issues for public relations. In: Tench R; Yeomans Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R (2013) Barcelona Principles. In: Tench R Encyclopedia of Public Relations. : SAGE Publications, pp. .
  • Tench R (2013) European Monitor. In: Tench R Encyclopedia of Public Relations. : SAGE Publications, pp. .
  • Tench R (2013) Engagement (Stakeholders). In: Tench R Encyclopedia of Public Relations. : SAGE Publications, pp. .
  • Tench R; Sun W; Jones BT (2012) The Challenging Concept of Corporate Social Irresponsibility: An Introduction. In: Tench R; Sun W; Jones BT Corporate Social Irresponsibility. : Emerald Group Publishing, pp. .
  • Tench R; Bruce S (2011) Online strategies and organisational communication. In: Tench R; Bruce S Excellence in online communications: A collection of strategies, campaigns and tools. : Digital Communication Awards, pp. .
  • Tench R (2010) The role of corporate social responsibility in the financial crisis. In: Tench R Reframing Corporate Social Responsibility. : Emerald Group Pub Limited, pp. .
  • Tench R (2010) The role of corporate social responsibility in the financial crisis. In: Tench R Reframing Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis. Bingley: Emerald, pp. .
  • Yeomans L; Tench R (2009) What next? Future Issues for Public Relations. In: Yeomans L; Tench R Exploring Public Relations. : Prentice Hall, pp. 632-643.
  • Tench R (2009) Community and Society - Corporate Social Responsibility. In: Tench R Exploring Public Relations. : Prentice Hall, pp. 94-110.
  • Tench R (2009) Managing Community Involvement Programmes. In: Tench R Exploring Public Relations. : Prentice Hall, pp. 354-374.
  • Tench R; D'Artrey M; Fawkes J (2009) The Role of The Practioner. In: Tench R; D'Artrey M; Fawkes J Exploring Public Relations. : Prentice Hall, pp. 36-60.
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (2009) What Next? Future Issues for Public Relations. In: Tench R; Yeomans L Exploring Public Relations. : Prentice Hall, pp. 618-629.
  • Tench R (2009) Community and society - corporate social responsibility. In: Tench R The Public Relations Digest - A collection of leading works for students of CIPR qualifications. Harlow: Pearson, pp. .
  • Tench R (2009) Managing community involvement programmes. In: Tench R The Public Relations Digest - A collection of leading works for students of CIPR qualifications. Harlow: Pearson, pp. .
  • Tench R; D'Artrey M; Fawkes J (2009) The role of the practitioner. In: Tench R; D'Artrey M; Fawkes J Exploring Public Relations. London: Pearson Education, pp. .
  • Tench R; Edwards L; Fawkes J (2009) 'Work-driven, 'self-driven' or 'stress-bitten' - typologies of freelance public relations. In: Tench R; Edwards L; Fawkes J Institutionalising PR and corporate communication.. Milan: Pearson, pp. .
  • Tench R (2006) Supporting vocational student writing with a genre-based model. In: Tench R International Writing Centers: Issues and Answers. : , pp. .
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (2006) What next? Future issues for public relations. In: Tench R; Yeomans L Exploring Public Relations. Harlow: Pearson Education, pp. 618-629.
  • Tench R (2000) A study to investigate the writing competency of undergraduate public relations students and the potential for a technology based pedagogy to support specialist writing development. In: Tench R Writing Development in Higher Education: Partnerships Across the Curriculum. Leicester: Teaching and Learning Unit, University of Leicester, pp. .
  • Tench R (1999) Community and Society Relationships. In: Tench R Managing Corporate Relationships. London, UK: Financial Times Management, Pearson, pp. .
  • Tench R; Yeomans L (1997) Corporate Advertising: the Generic Image. In: Tench R; Yeomans L Public Relations: Principles and Practice. : Cengage Learning EMEA, pp. .

Conference contributions (39)

  • Topic M; Tench R (2016) How Far Have We Got? A Longitudinal Analysis of Views of Public Relations Practitioners on the Position of Women in the PR Industry Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom 20160706. : .
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  • Gondim Mariutti F; Tench RT (2015) How does Brazil measure up? Comparing rankings through the lenses of nation brand models and indexes Poland . : .
  • Laville L; Tench R; Kiesenbauer J (2015) Exploring the magic of mentoring Oslo 20151001. : .
  • Gondim Mariutti F; Tench R (2015) Does promotion have the magic touch? Matching the 4 P's with the 4 R's of place branding Limerick . : .
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  • Tench R; Fawkes J (2012) Crossing Internal Barriers in Health Communication Melbourne, Australia 20121118. : .
  • Tench R; Moreno A; Vercic D (2012) Future skills and competencies of communications practitioners in Europe Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey 20120920. : .
  • Tench R; Verhoeven P; Moreno A; Vercic D; Zerfass A (2012) Strategic Communication in Europe: Insights from the European Communication Monitor Slovenia 20120706. : .
  • Zerfass A; Tench R (2012) Future strategies and competencies for communication executives Brussels 20120705. : .
  • Tench R (2012) Future competencies for communication managers - a European perspective, Berlin, Germany 20120329. : .
  • Willis P; Devenish A; Tench R (2012) Building a Community or Communicating to an Audience? A Study of CSR Social Media Practice in the Financial Times Global 500 University of Navarro, Pamplona, Spain . : .
  • Tench R; Jones B (2011) Social Media: the Wild West of Corporate Communications Amsterdam 20111026. : .
  • Jones BT (2011) Social Media: the Wild West of Corporate Communications . Amsterdam: .
  • Tench R (2010) Structures of public relations practice in Europe: A longitudinal analysis based on the European Communication Monitor 2007-2010 Hamburg, Germany 20101012. : .
  • Tench R (2010) Status Quo and Challenges for Communications Management in Europe Athens, Greece . : .
  • Tench R (2010) European Communication Monitor 2010: comments and future research University of Jyväskylä, Finland 20100923. : .
  • Tench R (2010) Transnational Research Methods Aarhus Business School, Denmark . : .
  • Tench R (2010) Status quo and challenges for communications management in Europe Athens, Greece . : .
  • Tench R (2009) Identifying Trends and Practices in Public Relations: International Research Insights and Methodological Challenges Chicago, IL, USA 20090521. : .
  • Tench R; van Betsbrugge E; Neuville B; Cotton A-M; Solaz MJ (2009) EUPRERA Education Survey: Master and Bachelor Programmes in Europe: Initial Results and Considerations 20090403. : .
  • Tench R (2009) A bad time to be good? Trust, reputation and responsibility in the current economic climate Oslo, Norway 20090317. : .
  • Tench R (2009) Perceptions and Perspectives: Corporate social (i)responsibility and the media University of York 20090325. : .
  • Tench R (2009) Changing Stakeholder Perceptions and Social Responsibility in the Current Economic Climate Zagreb . : .
  • Tench R (2009) Do I look good in this? Monitoring trends in communications. Findings from a longitudinal survey on communication management in Europe Stirling 20090909. : .
  • Tench R (2009) Inventing CSR: Media perceptions of responsibility and irresponsibility in corporate reporting and behaviour Chicago, Illinois, 20090521. : .
  • Tench R (2009) Exploring Public Relations Zagreb . : .
  • Tench R; Edwards L; Fawkes J (2008) Work-driven, "self-driven" or "stress-bitten" - typologies of freelance public relations. European Public Relations Education and Research Conference, 16th - 18th October 2008 IULM University, Milan, Italy 20081016. : .
  • Tench R (2008) The Truman Show: creativity, deception or ethical malpractice - a critique of marketing public relations and guerrilla campaigns Slovenia 20080704. : .
  • Tench R (2008) Corporate Reporting - The impact of responsibility messages on corporate image and reputation Berlin, Germany 20080303. : .
  • Tench R; Jones B; Bowd R (2007) Perceptions and Perspectives: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Media London 20070709. : .
  • Tench R; Jones B; Bowd R (2007) From Corporate Irresponsibility to Corporate Social Responsibility: The Competing Realities Bled, Slovenia 20070705. : .
  • Tench R; Zerfass A (2007) Extended Session: Global Issues and Opportunities: International and Cross-Cultural Research in Public Relations Phoenix, AZ, USA 20120524. : .
  • Tench R; Jones B; Bowd R (2006) Corporate Governance: the Realities of Corporate Social Irresponsibility Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK 20060329. : .
  • Tench R (2005) Practitioner resistance to theory - an evaluation of employers' attitudes towards public relations education' International Communication Association New York, USA 20050526. : .
  • Tench R; Fawkes J (2005) Mind the gap - exploring different attitudes to PR education between academics and employers University of Lincoln, UK 20050321. : .
  • Tench R; Fawkes J (2004) Does practitioner resistance to theory jeopardise the future of public relations? A consideration of research findings, comparing UK practitioner, academic and alumni attitudes to public relations education Bled, Slovenia 20040702. : .
  • Tench R (2003) Public relations writing - a genre based model University of Bournemouth, UK 20030410. : .
  • Tench R; Fawkes J; Palihawadana D (2001) Freelancing in the public relations industry - issues and trends University of Cardiff, Wales, UK 20010702. : .
  • Tench R (1999) A study to investigate the writing competency of undergraduate public relations students and the potential for a technology based pedagogy to support specialist writing development Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK 19990401. : .
  • Tench R (1999) Employers' perceptions of writing competency in undergraduate public relations students University of Leicester, Leicester, UK 19990420. : .

Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (3)

  • Szombathelyi MK; Waldbuesser P; Tench R (2016) Digital age: Information and communication technologies, tools and trends for communication management. In: . : , pp. 229-233.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/CogInfoCom.2015.7390596
  • Tench R; Mariutti F (2014) Are we talking the Same Language? Challenging Complexity in Country Brand Models. In: Annual International Conference on Business, Law & Economics . Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research, pp. .
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  • Tench R; Edwards L; Fawkes J (2009) "Work-Driven", "Self-Driven" or "Stress-Bitten" - Typologies of Freelance Public Relations Practitioners in the 21st Century. In: The Euprera 2008 Milan Congress Milan 20081016. Milan: Pearson, pp. 366-390.

Newspaper or magazine articles (3)

  • Tench R; Zerfass A (2015), Insights and experiences: Presenting 10 starting-points for discussion in this year's European Communication Monitor. Communications Director, vol. 3
  • Tench R; Juma H (2013), Do you measure up? A comprehensive new project compares the competences of professional communicators across Europe. Communication Director, vol. 2
  • Tench R; Zerfass A (2012), Time to Rethink. Communication Director, vol. 3

Other (4)

  • Zerfass A; Tench R (2012), Time for a rethink?: What the European Communication Monitor 2012 tells us about strategic communications today. Communication Director, vol. 3
  • Tench R (2012), Communication management - current trends and issues.
  • Verhoeven P; Tench R (2009), Interview with Piet Verhoeven and Ralph Tench. EXIT magazine "Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability"(21)
  • Tench R (2002), Stakeholder influences on the skills debate - a reflective evaluation in the context of vocational business education. Leeds Metropolitan University Education Papers

Reports (13)

  • Tench R; Diers Lawson A; Topic M (2018) Communication and (re)branding toolkit for employment services. . European Network of Public Employment Services.
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  • Zerfass A; Tench R; Verhoeven P; Vercic D; Moreno A (2018) European Communication Monitor 2018. Strategic communication and the challenges of fake news, trust, leadership, work stress and job satisfaction. Results of a survey in 48 Countries. . Brussels: Quadriga Media Berlin..
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  • Tench R; Zerfass A; Verhoeven P; Vercic D; Moreno A; Okay A (2013) Competencies and Role Requirements of Communication Professionals in Europe. Insights from quantitative and qualitative studies. . Leeds, UK: Leeds Metropolitan University: ECOPSI Research Report.
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  • Tench R (2010) European Communication Monitor 2010. Status Quo and Challenges for Communication Management in Europe. Results of an empirical study in 46 countries.. . .
  • Tench R; Balkhi K (2009) CSR and the Media in Turkey: Media Toolkit Report. . CSR Europe.
  • Zerfass A; Tench R; Verhoeven P; Vercic D; Moreno A (2009) European Communication Monitor 2009. Trends in Communication Management and Public Relations- Results of a survey in 34 countries. . European Communication Monitor.
  • Tench R; Jones B; Bellamy L; Pollard D (2008) An Audit of Leeds Metropolitan University's Engagement with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). . Leeds, UK: Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Zerfass A; Moreno A; Tench R; Vercic D; Verhoeven P (2008) European Communication Monitor 2008: Trends in Communication Management and Public Relations- Results and implications. . Brussels/Leipzig: Euprera/University of Leipzig, EACD/Helios Media.
  • Tench R; Bowd R; Jones B (2005) CSR and the Media - Journalists' perceptions of CSR. . Leeds, UK: Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Tench R; Fawkes J; Edwards L (2005) Freelancing the communications industries. . Leeds, UK: Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Tench R; Fawkes J (2004) Public relations education in the U.K. - a research report. . Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds UK: Institute of Public Relations.
  • Tench R; Fawkes J; Fielden S (2001) Freelancing in the Communications Industries 2001. . Leeds, UK: Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Tench R; Fawkes J; Palihawadana D (2000) Freelancing in the Public Relations Industry. . Leeds, UK: Leeds Business School, Leeds Metropolitan University.
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