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Rethinking Organisational Communication in Political Marketing

Worlu, Rowland E.K. and Chidozie, Felix (2013) Rethinking Organisational Communication in Political Marketing. In: Gender, Good Governance, and organizational Management in Nigeria. Microteacher and Associates No 4 Alpha Street High level, Makurdi, Benue State, Makurdi, Benue State. ISBN 978-978-514611-2-7

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Communicating to staff and members of political party is no small task. This challenge is further complicated in political parties that have wide geographic spread, whereby the national headquarter is responsible for sending the same messages to state or local offices in geographically dispersed locations. The broad objective of this study, therefore, is to interrogate the contemporary role of organisational communication in electoral politics. Specifically, however, the study seeks to establish the relationship between message development and political party efficiency. In pursuit of this objective, the survey method of research was employed to collect data from 278 staff and supporters of ten political parties in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. The data were analysed with some descriptive statistics, such as frequencies, tables, percentages etc. Also, some hypotheses were formulated and tested with regression and Pearson's product movement correlation. The findings revealed among other things that, effective communication · among a political party's hierarchies is a desideratumJor success at the polls. Besides, organisational communication was found to influence and motivate the behavioural performance of party staff and supporters. It is therefore, recommended that political parties should strengthen their internal communication channels in order to achieve electoral success

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political Party, Communication, Marketing, Organization, Elections
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 19:50
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 19:50

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