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Dr. I.J. (Irina) Lock

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Corporate Communication

  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Kamernummer: C7.10
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Irina Lock is assistant professor of corporate communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) in the program group corporate communication. Her research interests lie in digital corporate communication, corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication, and public affairs and lobbying. 

    Prior to this, she worked as a postdoc researcher at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, where whe also obtained her PhD with a thesis on "Credibility in CSR Communication. Concepts, Methods, Analyses." The thesis won the best PhD prize 2014/15 of the Faculty of Communication Sciences.

  • Publicaties


    • 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, 14(4), 239-265. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2020.1810648 [details]
    • 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, 14(4), 223-245. https://doi.org/10.1080/1553118X.2020.1780240 [details]
    • Lock, I. (2020). Politischer Einfluss durch Kommunikation: Public Affairs in Europa. In U. Röttger, P. Donges, & A. Zerfaß (Eds.), Handbuch Public Affairs: Politische Kommunikation für Unternehmen und Organisationen (Live ed.). Springer Gabler. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-23391-4_4-1 [details]
    • Lock, I. (2020). Wie wirkt kongruente text-bild-sprache auf glaubwürdigkeit und handlungsabsichten in der integrationsdebatte? Ein online-experiment zu den Internetseiten der Bertelsmann Stiftung und des Bundesinnenministeriums. Publizistik, 65(3), 425-450. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11616-020-00577-5 [details]
    • Lock, I. J., & Araujo, T. B. (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, 27, 2631-2641. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.1988
    • Lock, I. J., 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 Affairs, 20, [e2008]. https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2008
    • Lock, I., & Ludolph, R. (2020). Organizational propaganda on the Internet: A systematic review. Public Relations Inquiry, 9(1), 103-127. https://doi.org/10.1177/2046147X19870844 [details]
    • 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 Communication, 14(1), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/1553118X.2019.1666398 [details]



    • Ihlen, Ø., 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 Communications, 2(1), 107-128. https://doi.org/10.32473/jpic.v2.i1 [details]
    • 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, 18(4), [e1832]. https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.1832 [details]
    • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2018). Politicized CSR: How corporate political activity (mis-)uses political CSR. Journal of Public Affairs, 18(3), [e1667]. https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.1667 [details]



    • Lock, I. (2016). Glaubwürdigkeit in der CSR-Kommunikation Entwicklung eines legitimätsbasierten Ansatzes. Publizistik, 61(4), 413-429. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11616-016-0300-x
    • Lock, I. J., 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, 87-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/1553118X.2015.1116002
    • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2016). CSR governance and departmental organization: a typology of best practices. Corporate Governance, 16(1), 211-230. https://doi.org/10.1108/CG-01-2015-0010
    • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2016). Deliberative Lobbying? Toward a Noncontradiction of Corporate Political Activities and Corporate Social Responsibility? Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(4), 415-430. https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492616640379
    • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2016). The credibility of CSR (corporate social responsibility) reports in Europe. Evidence from a quantitative content analysis in 11 countries. Journal of cleaner production, 122, 186-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.02.060
    • 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. https://doi.org/10.1108/SRJ-10-2014-0149


    • Lock, I. J., Seele, P., & Heath, R. L. (2015). Grass with no roots: How Astroturf lobbying undermines OPR’s intention to promote good in society. In Communication Ethics in a Connected World Peter Lang.
    • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2015). Analyzing sector-specific CSR reporting: Social and environmental disclosure to investors in the chemicals and banking and insurance industry. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 22(2), 113-128. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.1338
    • Lock, I., & Seele, P. (2015). Quantitative content analysis as a method for business ethics research. Business Ethics: A European review, 24(S1), S24-S40. https://doi.org/10.1111/beer.12095
    • Seele, P., & Lock, I. (2015). Instrumental and/or Deliberative? A Typology of CSR Communication Tools. Journal of Business Ethics, 131(2), 401-414. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-014-2282-9
    • Seele, P., & Lock, I. J. (2015). CfP: Sustainability and Digitalization: A GameChanger? Possibilities, Perils, Pathways. Sustainability Science, 10(3), 373.


    • Lock, I. J., & Seele, P. (2013). Conceptualizing CSR communication within political CSR. In The second international CSR communication conference. Proceedings. CSR Communication Conference 2013. University of Aarhus.


    • Lock, I. J., & Seele, P. (2011). Analyzing industry-specific CSR reporting to investors. In Communicating Social Responsibility. Proceedings, CSR Communication Conference, Amsterdam University of Amsterdam.


    • Araujo, T., Lock, I., & van de Velde, B. (2018). Extracting theory from black boxes: Using machine vision APIs in communication research. In IEEE 14th International Conference on eScience: proceedings : 29 October-1 November 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (pp. 310-311). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2018.00068 [details]


    • Lock, I. J. (2014). Franzisca Weder: Die CSR-Debatte in den Printmedien. R:k:m . http://www.rkm-journal.de/archives/16805
    • Lock, I. J. (2014). Stichwort Glaubwürdigkeit. Forum Wirtschaftsethik, 3, 17.


    • Lock, I. J., & Araujo, T. B. (2019). Combining machine vision and text mining on websites: Toward an approach for automated multimodal content analysis. Abstract from International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, United States.


    • Lock, I. (2018). Robert Heath Award Top Faculty Paper.
    • Lock, I. (2017). Euprera PhD Award for Excellent Doctoral Thesis.
    • Lock, I. (2015). Best PhD thesis 2014/15 of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università della Svizzera italiana.



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