In this book, Sandra Binder-Tietz presents a comprehensive analysis of the communication of supervisory board chairs of listed companies. Their complex communicative role is systematically explored for the first time.

The complex communication requirements of relevant stakeholders such as investors, shareholder protectors, voting rights advisors, and journalists are highlighted from an external perspective.

From the internal perspective of supervisory board chairs, investor relations, and public relations officers, this book identifies the internal and external communication measures of supervisory board chairs. On this basis, the need for how and why communication should become an integral part of corporate communication management is justified.

Implications and recommendations as to what successful communication by supervisory board chairs might look like are developed for both research and practice.

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Interviews with supervisory board chairs, investor relations and public relations officers
Interviews with stakeholders
Media reports
Analysts' reports

More publications and events

Binder-Tietz, S. (2022). Aufsichtsratsvorsitzende als neue Unternehmenskommunikatoren: theoretisch-konzeptionelle Herausforderung für die Forschung zu strategischer Kommunikation.
Paper presented at the 28. Jahrestagung der DGPuK-Fachgruppe Public Relations und Organisationskommunikation (PROK), Bamberg, October 2022.

Binder-Tietz, S. (2022). The chairperson of the supervisory board as a new communicator for companies. Paper accepted at the 9th Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Aarhus, Denmark, October 2022.

Binder-Tietz, S. (2022, Sep.). The chair of the Supervisory Board as a new corporate communicator: conceptual and empirical insights into stakeholders’ requirements. Paper accepted at the 23 Annual Conference of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA). Vienna, Austria, September 2022.

Leuker, M., Fonger, A., Binder-Tietz, S. & Hoffmann, C. P. (2022). DCGK-Empfehlungen zur Vergütung wird häufig nicht entsprochen. Der Aufsichtsrat 1, S. 5-7.


Brockhaus, J., Ziegele, D., Binder-Tietz, S., & Hoffmann, C. P. (2019). Diversität im Aufsichtsrat – TecDAX als Vorreiter? Der Aufsichtsrat 9, S. 125-127.


Tietz, S., Hammann, K., & Hoffmann C. P. (2019). Investoren und Aufsichtsrat im Dialog. Der Aufsichtsrat 5, S. 69-71.


Tietz, S., Behnke, E., & Hoffmann, C. P. (2019). Glaubwürdigkeit von Aufsichtsratsberichten. Der Aufsichtsrat 2, S. 22-24.


Vortrag im Rahmen der DIRK-Mitgliederversammlung am 08.03.2019 bei der Bayer AG in Leverkusen

Hoffmann, C. P., Tietz, S. & Hammann, K. (2018). Establishing a dialogue between the supervisory board and investors: empirical insights.
Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Lugano, Switzerland, November 2018.

Vortrag beim DPRG Arbeitskreis Finanzkommunikation am 05. Juli 2018 in Leverkusen