Knowledge Centre:
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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.

Globalisation (The Conference Board)L

Berenbeim, Ronald E (The Conference Board, New York, 2000)
A folder containing the following information: 1. Research Report - Global Corporate Ethics Practices: A Developing Consensus. 2. Ethics In the Global Workplace: corporate codes and combatting corruption. 3. The Divergence of a Global Economy: One company, one market, one code, one world. 4. Cutting Off the Supply Side of Bribes: being against corruption is more difficult than you think. 5. The Search for Global Ethics: finding basic principles

Globalisation and the changing nature of public policyL

Anderson, Campbell (Unpublished, 2000)
Copy of an address by Mr. C. Anderson, President, Business Council of Australia to the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs Dinner, Melbourne 2000. The focus of the talk is how globalisation is changing the social and political agenda and the challenges that these changes pose for business in remaining relevant and influential in public policy debates. Headings include:- Globalisation - The BCA’s Approach to Public Policy - The New Social Environment - Emergence of the NGO - Understanding and Engaging - What Should be the Nature of the Business Response - How the BCA has Changed - An Example from the BCA Agenda

Harvard Business Review on crisis managementL

various (Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA., 2000)
A collection of eight essays highlighting leading ideas on how to deal with different situations, crises, and other sensitive topics in a business environment. Headings include:- Managing the Crisis you Tried to Prevent - When an Executive Defects - A Strategic Approach to Managing Product Recalls - Right Away and All at once: How we Saved Continental - Media Policy - What Media Policy? - After the Layoffs, What Next? - Leadership When There Is No One to Ask: An Interview with Eni’s Franco Bernabe - Lincoln Electric’s Harsh Lessons from International Expansion. Book missing from the shelves - 07/07/2008 ).

Harvard Business Review, November - December 1999L

Various (Harvard Business School, Publishing Division, Boston, 2000)
Abstract. Contents include:- Getting real about Virtual Commerce - The New Economy Is Stronger Than you Think - How Process Enterprises Really Work - Philanthropy’s New Agenda: Creating Value - The Lure of Global Branding - Stock or Cash? The Trade-Offs for Buyers and Sellers in Mergers and Acquisitions - The Successor’s Dilemma - Priceline’s Jay Walker, US microcredit Programs, Delegation Strategies and More - The Strategic Power of Saying No - What’s He Waiting For? - Working on Nonprofit Boards: Don’t Assume the Shoe Fits - How Free Are Free Agents? - Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?

Implementing political strategiesL

Baron, David P. (Prentice Hall, 2000)
Chapter 8 from ‘Business and its Environment’, 3rd edition which considers the following activities that implement political strategies: lobbying, grassroots activities, coalition building, electoral support, testimony, communication and public advocacy, judicial strategies, and participation on advisory committees.

Interchange, No. 2, 2000L

Various (Shell Internation Limited, London, 2000)
A quarterly review, published by Shell International for those involved or interested in external affairs. Headings include:- The earth’s biodiversity - the essence of life - is under threat. Shell joins the search for solutions - A new approach to case studies aims to improve knowledge management and spread EA lessons and best practice across Shell - Shell launches its own Foundation - along with ambitions to promote sustainable energy in developing countries - A chief executive’s profile can affect corporate reputation: EA advisers have a role in getting the balance right - Activists can be sophisticated campaign planners: we can learn from their websites - Embracing internet technology can help balance the corporate debate and change public perceptions of Shell - OUTSIDE VIEW: Socially responsible business practices are not only more publicly acceptable: they are good for business

M.E.R.N. research bulletin. No. 15 1999/2000L

Various (Mining and Energy Research Network, Coventry, U.K., 2000)
An annual report and report on the activities of the Mining and Energy Research Network. This includes research being carried out, reports of conferences and papers presented, PhD’s, Education & Training. This is a special issue on the topic of ‘Sustainable Development’.

Meeting the challenge of global corporate citizenshipL

Post, James E. (Boston College Centre for Corporate Community Relations, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2000)
This paper provides and overview and insight into the new world of global corporate citizenship. Key headings include: Business Responsibility in the New Millennium (outlines the primary and secondary drivers of change), The Challenge of Global Corporate Citizenship (discusses the complexity of the ‘citizenship equation’), Global Citizenship Strategies (discusses global and local business the ‘glocal’ corporation), Citizenship Models (examples of domestic, multi-domestic and global models are discussed), Building the Global Citizenship Model (discusses different citizenship models and what it takes to leverage these into global citizenship strategies.

Pasminco safety management standardsL

Pasminco Ltd (Pasminco Limited, Melbourne, 2000)
A book that outlines the Pasminco Safety Management System which encompasses Pasminco’s Vision and Values, Safety and Health Policy and Safety Beliefs

Public Affairs Review: Journal of the Public Affairs Council. ANNO 2000L

Various (Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC, 2000)
This journal contains the Annual Reports of the Public Affairs Council and the Foundation for Public Affairs. Titles of articles include:- The Dynamics of the New New Public Affairs - Corporations Take Note: NGOs Breeding Fast - Public Affairs’ Troubled Global Reach: What the ‘ Voices From Elsewhere’ Are Telling Us - Web Activists Eyeing Your Company? Don’t Wait to Circle the Wagons - Welcome to the ‘Global’ Public Affairs - What We Learned on Our Visit to the State of Public Affairs.

Simplicity: the new competitive advantage in a world of more, better, fasterL

Jensen, Bill (Harper-Collins Business, London, 2000)
A book to guide companies and individuals how to structure work and organizations in ways that create knowledge but not information overload. Based on a study of 2500 people in 460 companies it presents new tools and strategies for applying common sense and critical thinking to any business situation, working smarter, not harder, creating more flexible and productive organizations. Arranged in four sections - Section 1 and 4 - how we work now and might work in the future. Section 2 - Simpler Workdays - what works now and can be used immediately. Section 3 - How to change your infrastructure to stay simple.

Strategies for the knowledge economy: from rhetoric to reality. Davos 2000.L

Mohrmann, Susan; Finegold, David (Center for Effective Organizations and Korn/Ferry International (Korn/Ferry International; Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, Uni. of Southern California., 2000)
A report presented at the WEF’s Jan. 2000 meeting, Davos, Switzerland. Identifies the key tasks for leaders seeking to build effective knowledge organizations, where knowledge management is the strategic engine of the firm. Key headings include:- The Strategic Knowledge Management Challenge - Key Tensions in Managing Knowledge - Viewing Knowledge Management From a Leadership Perspective - The Knowledge Management Pay-off - Leading the Knowledge Enterprise - Don’ts for Leaders of Knowledge Management - Leading the Transition to a Knowledge Enterprise

The enterprise university: power, governance and reinvention in AustraliaL

Marginson, Simon and Considine, Mark (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK., 2000)
The object of this book is to ‘capture’ and interpret the main features of the new kind of higher education institution now emerging and opening it to scrutiny and debate. The findings of the study are presented in 17 case studies of Australian Universities. Key headings include:- Roots of the Enterprise University (1): From Policy to Governance - Roots of the University (2): From Academy to Global Business - Territories and Strategies: Executive Power in the Enterprise University - College and Corporation: Institutional Power in the Enterprise University - Economies of Invention: Research Power in the Enterprise University - Many Paths, One Purpose: Diversity in the Enterprise University

The fine art of the communication auditL

Gray, Rodney (Melcrum, USA, 2000)
An article reprinted from Total Communication Measurement - a monthly report on research, measurement and evaluation outlining the benefit of an internal communication audit which assesses the extent to which employees’ communication needs are being met but can also indicate employees assessment of a wide range of communication variables. (MISSING FROM THE SHELF - 26/11/2006)

The lexus and the olive treeL

Friedman, Thomas (Harper Collins, London, 2000)
This book defines ‘globalisation’ as a system that has its own rules and logic that directly or indirectly influence the politics, environment, geopolitics and economics of virtually every country in the world. The book is arranged in four parts - headings are:- Seeing the System - Plugging into the System - The Backlash Against the System - America and the System.

The news media and nonmarket issuesL

Baron, David P. (Prentice Hall, Englewood, New Jersey)
Chapter 3 from Business and its Environment. This article focuses on the news media, print and television news and its role in identifying nonmarket issues and in placing issues on agendas of firms. Key headings include:- The Role of the News Media in Nonmarket Issues - Messages and their Interpretation - A Theory of the News Media Coverage and Treatment - The Nature of the News Media.

The state of corporate public affairs survey: executive summary 1999 - 2000L

Foundation for Public Affairs (Foundation for Public Affairs, Washington, D.C., 2000)
Results of the Corporate Public Affairs Survey carried out by the US Foundation for Public Affairs. Headings include: Organisational issues - Public Affairs programs/Functions - Applying Management Tools - Reflections and Perspectives: Public Affairs Officers assess their work. ,The State of Corporate Public Affairs.

Winning at the grassroots: a comprehensive manual for corporations and associationsL

Kramer, Tony (Ed.) (Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC., 2000)
A manual for corporations, and associations covering all aspects of a Grassroots Program with reports and case histories from some of the leading grassroots professionals. Key headings include:- Setting the Stage - Organizational Models - Using External Resources - Training - Motivation - Activation - Message Development and Communication - Political Activism - Tapping New Constituencies - A Look Ahead.

Culture Jam: the uncooling of AmericaL

Lasn, Kalle (Eagle Brook, New York, 1999)
This book outlines the way ‘we’ can change the world. As a group of ‘culture jammers’ the author feels we can change the way we interact with the mass media and the way in which meaning is produced in our society. The book is arranged in four sections - 1. Autumn - assess current damage when lives and culture are controlled by mass media environment. 2. Winter - Roughs out the problem - can spontaneity and authenticity be restored? 3. Spring - renewal is explored. Is an oppositional culture still possible? 4. Summer - a glimpse of what could happen if the American revolutionary impulse reignites.

Turning point: Australians choosing their future.L

Mackay, Hugh (Pan McMillan Australia, Sydney, 1999)
A book which analyses contemporary Australian attitude to such things as relationships. politics, religion, technology and work. Headings and topics covered include:- Anzac Day - Baby Boomers - Diversity - Egalitarianism - Grey Power - Heroes - Job Insecurity - Kooris - Leadership - Nostalgia - Quality of Life - Republic - Spirituality...or Sport? - Technology - Xenophobia and Politics - Zeitgeist.

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