Johnson and Johnson phantom recall: A fall from grace or a re-visit of the ghost of the past

Bolanle A. Olaniran, Juliann C. Scholl, David E. Williams, Lori Boyer

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Abstract

This paper addresses and evaluates the case of Johnson and Johnson's crisis management. In an attempt to analyze the case, the paper overviews Johnson and Johnson's Tylenol product tampering in the 1980s and its recent phantom recall of Children's Motrin. The assessment of the company's crisis management was done using the anticipatory model of crisis management (AMCM). Conclusions drawn from this assessment put Johnson and Johnson in a different spotlight than it had enjoyed during its earlier crisis management efforts. Implications for organizational crisis management efforts are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages3
JournalPublic Relations Review
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Anticipatory model of Crisis Management (AMCM)
  • Crisis
  • Crisis management
  • Crisis prevention
  • Issues management
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Phantom recall
  • Recall
  • Strategic communication

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