Prof. Dr. Irina Lock

Irina Lock, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Raum 309
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
07743 Jena
Terminvergabe über Frau Junold
Lebenslauf Eintrag erweitern
  • Seit WiSe 2022/23: Professur für Strategische Kommunikation am Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 2017-2022: Assistant professor of corporate communication, Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam, NL
  • 2015-2017: Postdoc Università della Svizzera italiana, CH
  • 2015: Promotion (summa cum laude) Kommunikationswissenschaft. Dissertation zum Thema "The credibility of Corporate Social Responsibility communication. Concepts, Methods, Analyses.", Università della Svizzera italiana, CH
  • 2015: Gastwissenschaftlerin Experimental Ethics Lab, TU München
  • 2011-2015: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institute for Marketing and Communication Management, Università della Svizzera italiana, CH
Publikationen Eintrag erweitern

Peer-reviewed articles

Lu, G., Businger, M., Dollfus, C., Wozniak, T., Fleck, M., Heroth, T., Lock, I., & Lipenkova, J. (2022). Agenda-Setting for COVID-19: A Study of Large-Scale Economic News Coverage Using Natural Language Processing.

Araujo, T., Lock, I., van de Velde, B. (2020). Automated Visual Content Analysis (AVCA) in Communication Research: A Protocol for Large Scale Image Classification with Pre-Trained Computer Vision Models. Communication Methods and Measures, 1-27. ↗DOI:10.1080/19312458.2020.1810648 (Impact Factor - IF = 5,3)

Lock, I., Araujo, T. (2020). Visualizing the triple bottom line: A large‐scale automated visual content analysis of European corporations' website and social media images. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, ↗DOI: 10.1002/csr.1988 (IF = 4,5)

Lock, I. (2020). Debating Glyphosate: A Macro Perspective on the Role of Strategic Communication in Forming and Monitoring A Global Issue Arena Using Inductive Topic Modelling. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 1-23. ↗DOI: 10.1080/1553118X.2020.1780240

Lock, I. (2020). Wie wirkt kongruente Text-Bild-Sprache auf Glaubwürdigkeit und Handlungsabsichten in der Integrationsdebatte? Publizistik, 65, 425–450. ↗DOI: 10.1007/s11616-020-00577-5

Lock, I., Wonneberger, A., Verhoeven, P., & Hellsten, I. (2020). Back to the Roots? The Applications of Communication Science Theories in Strategic Communication Research. International Journal of Strategic Communication14(1), 1-24. ↗DOI: 10.1080/1553118X.2019.1666398

Lock, I., Stachel, C., Seele, P. (2020). Traveling frames: How corporate and civil society actors try to influence public administration and courts in a case on nuclear emission data in Switzerland. Journal of Public Affairs20(1), e2008. ↗DOI: 10.1002/pa.2008

Lock, I. (2019). Explicating communicative organization-stakeholder relationships in the digital age: A systematic review and research agenda. Public Relations Review, 45(4), 1-13. ↗DOI:10.1016/j.pubrev.2019.101829 (IF = 1,6)

Lock, I., Ludolph, R. (2019). Organizational Propaganda on the Internet: A Systematic Review. Public Relations Inquiry. ↗DOI; 10.1177/2046147X19870844

Lock, I., Schulz-Knappe, C. (2019). Credible corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication predicts legitimacy: Evidence from an experimental studyCorporate Communications24(1), 2-20. ↗DOI:10.1108/CCIJ-07-2018-0071 

Lock, I., Seele, P. (2018). Gauging the rigor of qualitative case studies in comparative lobbying research. A framework and guideline for research and analysis. Journal of Public Affairs. ↗DOI: 10.1002/pa.1832

Ihlen, O., Raknes, K., Somerville, I., Valentini, C., Stachel, C., Lock, I., Davidson, S., Seele, P. (2018). Framing “the public interest”: Comparing public lobbying campaigns in four European states. Journal of Public Interest Communications2(1), 107-128. ↗Link

Lock, I., Seele, P. (2017). Measuring Credibility Perceptions in CSR Communication: A Scale Development to Test Readers’ Perceived Credibility of CSR Reports. Management Communication Quarterly, ↗DOI: 10.1177/0893318917707592. (Impact Factor - IF = 1,4)

Lock, I., Seele, P. (2017). Theorizing stakeholders of sustainability in the digital age. Sustainability Science, 12(2): 235-245. ↗ DOI: 10.1007/s11625-016-0404-2 (IF = 3,9)

Seele, P., Lock, I. (2017). The game-changing potential of digitalization for sustainability: possibilities, perils, and pathways. Sustainability Science, 12(2): 183-185. ↗DOI: 10.1007/s11625-017-0426-4 (IF = 3,9)

Lock, I., Seele, P. (2017). Politicized CSR: How corporate political activity (mis-)uses political CSR. Journal of Public Affairs. ↗DOI: 10.1002/pa.1667 

Lock, I., Seele, P. (2017). The Consequences of Astroturf Lobbying for Trust and Authenticity: Findings and Implications from an Experiment. Communication Management Review2(1), 30-52. ↗DOI: 10.22522/cmr20170121 

Lock, I. (2016). Glaubwürdigkeit in der CSR-Kommunikation. Entwicklung eines legitimätsbasierten Ansatzes. Publizistik, 61: 413-429. ↗DOI: 10.1007/s11616-016-0300-x

Lock, I., Seele, P. (2016) The credibility of CSR reports in Europe. Evidence from a quantitative content analysis in 11 countries. Journal of Cleaner Production, 122: 186-200. ↗DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.02.060    (IF = 5,7)

Lock, I., Seele, P. (2016) Deliberative Lobbying? Toward a Non-Contradiction of Corporate Political Activities and Corporate Social Responsibility? Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(4): 415-430. ↗DOI: 10.1177/1056492616640379 (IF = 1,8)

Lock, I., Seele P., Heath R. L. (2016) Where grass has no roots: The concept of ‘shared strategic communication’ as an answer to unethical astroturf lobbying, International Journal of Strategic Communication, 10(2): 87-100. ↗DOI: 0.1080/1553118X.2015.1116002

Lock, I., Seele P. (2016) CSR Governance & Departmental Organization: A Typology of Best Practices, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 16(1):1-20. ↗DOI: 10.1108/CG-01-2015-0010

von Schnurbein G., Seele P., Lock, I. (2016) Exclusive Corporate Philanthropy: Rethinking the nexus of CSR and Corporate Philanthropy, Social Responsibility Journal, 12(2): 280-294. ↗DOI: 10.1108/SRJ-10-2014-0149

Seele P., Lock, I. (2015) Instrumental and/or Deliberative? A Typology of CSR Communication Tools, Journal of Business Ethics, 131(2): 401-414. ↗DOI: 10.1007/s10551-014-2282-9 (IF = 2,9)

Lock, I., Seele P. (2015) Quantitative Content Analysis as a Method for Business Ethics Research, Business Ethics: A European Review, 24(S1): S24-S40. ↗DOI: 10.1111/beer.12095 (IF = 3,0)

Lock, I., Seele P. (2015) Analyzing sector-specific CSR reporting: Social and environmental disclosure to investors in the chemicals and banking & insurance industry, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 22(2): 113-128. ↗DOI: 10.1002/csr.1338 (IF = 2,9) 



Co-editor Special Issue: "Sustainability and Digitalization: A Game Changer? Possibilities, Perils, Pathways." Sustainability Science, 12(2). (IF = 3,4) 

Book Chapters

Ihlen, O., Lock, I., Raknes, K. (2022). Democracy, strategic communication, & lobbying. In J. Falkheimer & M. Heide (Eds.). Research Handbook of Strategic Communication. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Lock, I. (2021). Politischer Einfluss durch Kommunikation: Public Affairs in Europa. In U. Röttger, P. Donges & A. Zerfaß (Hrsg.), Handbuch Public Affairs. Politische Kommunikation für Unternehmen und Organisationen. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler. ↗

Lock, I., Seele, P. (2017). CSR, Public Affairs and Corporate Community Involvement: Torn between Instrumentalism and Deliberation. In P. Harris, & C. Fleisher (Eds.), ↗SAGE Handbook of International Corporate and Public Affairs. (pp. 550-564). London: Sage Publications.

Lock, I., Seele P. (2017). Quantitative content analysis as a method for business ethics research. In P. Werhane, E. Freeman, & S. Dmytriyev (eds.) ↗Cambridge Handbook of Research Approaches to Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility (pp. 155-171). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Not peer-reviewed articles


Lock, I., Giani, S. (2021). Finding More Needles in More Haystacks: Rigorous Literature Searching for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Management and Organization Studies. Preprint,  SocArXiv, ↗

Becker, I., Schöttl, L., Kühn, A.-L., Akhavan, R., Lock, I. (2016) Welche Fragen beschäftigen den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs? Retrospektive zum 32. Berliner Forum für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmens-ethik an der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Forum Wirtschaftsethik, 1: 11-16.

Lock I., Seele P. (2014) Stichwort: Glaubwürdigkeit, Forum Wirtschaftsethik, 3: 17-19.

Lock I. (2014) Franzisca Weder: Die CSR-Debatte in den Printmedien. rezensionen:kommunikation:medien, 14. August 2014, ↗, 2838 views.

Preise und Auszeichnungen Eintrag erweitern

Communication Methods and Measures Article of the Year Award 2020. Araujo, T., Lock, I., van de Velde, B. (2020). Automated Visual Content Analysis (AVCA) in Communication Research: A Protocol for Large Scale Image Classification with Pre-Trained Computer Vision Models. ↗DOI:10.1080/19312458.2020.1810648

Top Faculty Paper Award International Communication Association, Public Relations Division, 2018: “How are online relationships between organizations and publics measured online? A systematic review and research agenda.”

European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) Award for Excellent PhD Thesis 2017: Best dissertation in PR/Organizational Communication (awarded biannually).

ABB/Alstom Prize for Best PhD 2014/15: Best dissertation of the Faculty of Communication Science 2014/15, USI Lugano.