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The Centre's Library and Resource Centre holds a wealth of domestic and international publications and newsletters, case materials and other information on corporate public affairs.

When corporations rule the world.L

Korten, David C. (Earthscan Publications Ltd., London., 1995.)
This book provides an analysis of global corporations at the present time and proposals for a transformation that will bring the global economy into line with human values. Key headings include:- “Contest for Sovereignty”, “Corporate Colonialism”, “A Rogue Financial System”, “Reclaiming our Power”.

When It Hits the Fan.....L

Burke, Edmund M. (‘Across the Board’, Conference Board Magazine, Chestnut Hill, MA., Feb. 1997, )
An article from the Conference Board Magazine, ‘Across the Board’, February 1997. This article highlights the role of the community in defining and implementing the public policy agenda. The requirements for a company to become a neighbour of choice are discussed in depth with many examples of programs used by large companies.

When to advertise your company.L

Garbett, Thomas F. (Harvard Business Review, Mar/Apr. 1982)
An exploration of corporate advertising, the reasons for and against and guidelines for managers to assist in deciding when corporate advertising is appropriate.

“Where are the corporate Medici?”L

Burke, R. (Unpublished. 1997.)
Copy of a presentation to the Victorian College of the Arts, March, 1997. Mr. Burke of the National Australia Bank, highlights the problems facing the Arts in obtaining corporate sponsorship due to the reduction in government funding to arts programs. Several suggestions are made as to how the Arts should compete with sports and recreation for the corporate dollar.

Where business fails : business government relations at the federal level in Canada.L

Gillies, James ( Institute for Research on Public Policy, Montreal, 1981.)
A study into the role of business and government in Canada. New methods and approaches have to be adopted. The decision making process has changed as have the mechanisms for dealing with government. Key headings include :- Government and Business : The Changing Proportion - The Corporation and the Public Purpose - Dealing with the Government: Strategies - Decision Making in the Executive Branch of Government - Towards a New Congruence : The Future of the Private Sector in Canada.

Who are we?L

Booth, Alyse Lynn (Public Relations Journal, June & July, 1985.)
An article in two parts outlining the need for public relations firms to change along with the rapid growth and changes in the corporate sector. The importance of developing a “corporate culture”.

Whose ABC? The ABC, staff capture and the obstactles to accountability.L

Warby, Michael (Intitute of Public Affairs Ltd., Melbourne, 1999.)
A case study of the ABC highlighting the problems associated with public ownership, and the problem of staff caputure. Key headings include:- Government Ownership: the Problem of Unowned Capital - Expressing Staff Capture - The Social Role of Political Correctness.

Why worry about business ethics?L

Ewin, R.E. (Institute of Public Affairs, West Perth, 1992.)
A study into the role of business ethics, why we need it and how to avoid the problems of the 80’s. Key headings include: - Why Worry About Business Ethics - Either You’re Ethical or You’re Not - Who Knows the Answers - Personal Morality and Business Ethics - Ethics and Other Things.

Why change programs don’t produce change.L

Beer, M., Eisenstat, R.A. & Spector, B. (Harvard Business Review, Boston, Mass., Nov-Dec.,90)
This paper discusses the need for business to be able to cope with revitalisation of the company at all levels. Headings include:- The Fallacy of Programmatic Change - Tracking Corporate Change - Six Steps to Effective Change - The Role of Top Management.

Why community relations?L

Clark, Sydney K. (Northwest Univ., Journal of Corp., Publ. Relations.)
An article outlining the benefits to a company of a successful community relations programme. It is a marketing tool - selling goodwill to the public rather than products and services.

Wielding the institutional club.L

Hewett, Jennifer (Financial Review, August 9th, 1993.)
A newspaper article highlighting the way Institutions, as a result of the growth in superannuation are using their power to actively direct the companies they invest in

WMC Limited. Sustainability Report 2001L

WMC Limited (WMC Limited, Melbourne, 2001)
This single Sustainability Report encompasses community, environmental, health and safety performance in a single report. A CD is attached which contains the full reports. Headings under which the report is arranged include:- From the Chief Executive Officer - WMC Web Map - Overview - Sustainability and WMC - Community - Environment, health and safety - About WMC.

Work for all: full employment in the ninetiesL

Langmore, John and Quiggin, John (Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 1994)
A book outlining the public policies and changes in government, business and union practice which would bring about full employment. Key headings include:- Costs and Causes of Unemployment - Employment Strategy: Refocusing Public Policy and Enterprise Practice.

Work rich, work poor: inequality and economic change in AustraliaL

Borland, Jeff; Gregory, Bob; Sheehan, Peter (eds.) (Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Melbourne, 2001)
This book examines how trends in the labour market, in terms of jobs and the earnings which they generate, may be driving fundamental social division in Australia. Key headings include:- Inequality and Economic Change - Family Income Inequality - The Causes of Increased Earnings Inequality: the International Literature - Immigrant Employment and Economic Change in Australia - Wives and Mothers: the Labour Market Experiences of Immigrant Women - Low-paid Employment in the Australiam Labour Market, 1995-97 - The Polarisation of Families - Job Stability and Job Security - Precarious Employment and Occupational Change - Earnings Inequality and Skill - Technology, Skills and Earnings Inequality: a New Approach to Understanding the Characteristics of Jobs

Xerox. An understanding.L

Xerox Corporation (Xerox Corporation, Undated.)
A Policy of Employment from the Xerox Corporation for their employees. Headings include:- You and the Law - Your Undivided Attention - Your Undiluted Creativity - Play it Close to Your Vest - Ethics: Yes Virginia.

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