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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.

Beyond compliance : a corporate response to environmental ethics.L

Burnup, Chris (Business Council of Australia, 1992.)
A paper dealing with the question of corporate response to environmental ethics. The following issues are discussed :- 1. Business within the context of community values. 2. The complexity of the questions under consideration. 3. The ability of the law to resolve these difficult conflicts. 4. How the corporate sector (in Australia) is responding. 5. Principles of Environmental Management.

Beyond the two party system: political representation, economic competitiveness and Australian politics.L

Marsh, Ian (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 1995.)
A book which looks beyond the Australian two party political system towards the future and the path governments may have to take to be competitive in a global economy and at the same time meeting the needs of a society that has become culturally and ethnically diverse. Key headings include:- “The Two Party Regime”; “The Challenge to Governance”; “The Challenge to Competitiveness”; “Competitiveness and the Structure of Politics”; “Beyond the Two Party Regime”.

BHP guide to business conduct.L

B.H.P. Management (BHP , Melbourne, 1997)
A guide produced by B.H.P. to assist employees in making decisions related to business conduct. It acts as a rule book as well as offering general guidelines to help employees deal with complicated issues and where to seek assistance within the company. Key headings include:- “General Guidelines for Business Conduct”, “Company Policies and Standards”, “Violations of Company Policies and Standards”, “Accountability”, “Dealing with a Concern”.

Bibliography. Various references relating to public affairs books.L

Various (Various)
Copies of bibliographic lists taken from various books of suggested reading lists relating to public affairs subjects.

Big business and government: the new disorder.L

Abraham, Neville (Macmillan, London, 1974)
Examination of relationships between business, government, parliament. U.S. & European case studies. Analyses increasing government intervention and the resultant pressures on business.

Big Mac bites back.L

Henning, Christopher. (Sydney Morning Herald, Sat. June 21, 1997.)
A newspaper article reporting on a libel case in London against the food company McDonalds.

Blainey : eye on Australia. Speeches and essays of Geoffrey Blainey.L

Blainey, Geoffrey (Schwartz Books, Melbourne. 1991.)
A selection of speeches and articles by Geoffrey Blainey relating to the state of the Australian nation between the years 1981 - 1990.

Board directors and corporate governance: trends in the G7 countries over the next ten yearsL

Oxford Analytica Limited (Oxford Analytica Ltd., Oxford, UK., 1992)
This report is the result of a comprehensive analysis of corporate governance and the role of board directors in the G7 countries in the decade ahead. Key headings include:- The Governance Dilemma - The Functions of Corporate Governance - Evaluating Systems of Corporate Governance - External Pressures for Change - Internal Pressures for Change - The Context of Change - Future Trends: Institutional Development - Board Requirements in the Future

Board of Directors-Level Public Policy Committee: Benchmarking Survey.L

Hawkinson, B. (Public Affairs Council, Washington, D.C., 1997.)
A copy of the Final Report of a Benchmarking survey carried out by the Public Affairs Council in 1997. This report focused on board of directors-level public policy committees. The final report is arranged in the following way - Executive summary - Key Findings - Detailed Analysis of Survey Questions - List of Participating Companies - Appendix: Committee Mission Statements.

Book Review : “Teaching Ethics in the U.K., Europe and the USA”.L

Unknown (The Economist, September 8th, 1990.)
A book review discussing the need for greater ethical awareness in business and comparing the way ethics is taught in Britain, Europe and America. He poses two questions - ‘Can Ethics be Taught? And, if it can, how?

Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations : Annual Report 1996/1997.L

Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations (Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1997.)
The Annual Report for 1996/1997 from the Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations. Headings include:- “Neighbour of Choice”, “Standards of Excellence”, “Management and Professional Development”, International”, “Research”, “Research Reports/Publications”, “Resource Center on Corporate Citizenship”.

BP HSE facts 1996: Health, safety and the environmentL

The British Petroleum Company p.l.c. (The British Petroleum Company p.l.c., London, 1996)
The 1996 annual report from BP on its health, safety and environmental performance. The wider issues of global climate change, sustainable development and the impact of activities on the environment is also tabled.

BP sponsorship/donation objectivesL

BP (Unpublished)
A list of objectives used by BP in establishing a suitable climate to associate the company’s name with reputable community activities - to promote a positive image of the company and assist Australians pursue excellence and innovation - improve the quality of life in the community - provide opportunity to extend the company’s standing in all spheres of the community.

Brent Spar case study - various items.L

Various (.)
A file made up of various items relating to the disposal of the Brent Spar oil storage facility by Shell UK Ltd. Includes newspaper articles and copies of briefings from Shell and Greenpeace.

Brent Spar/Shell/Greenpeace.L

Four Corners (Four Corners, A.B.C. Television, 1995.)
Four Corners program highlighting the role played by Greenpeace in preventing the Shell Company from dumping oil in the North Sea.

Building a strategically relevant global issues management programL

Palese, Michael (Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC., 2001)
Michael Palese the author of this report is the Manager - Global Issues Management, Daimler Chrysler Corporation. The report focuses on the steps necessary to build a strategically relevant global issues program. Key headings include: What is Issues Management? - What Issues Management is Not - What is Issues Management’s Value? - Forces Driving Strategic Relevance - Values Behind Strategic Relevance - The Collaborative Model - The DaimlerChrysler Issue Process - Inputs and Outputs. Missing from the collection 01/04/08

Building corporate accountability : emerging practices in social and ethical accounting, auditing and reporting.L

Zadek, S., Pruzan, P. & Evans, R. (eds.) (Earthscan Publications Ltd., London, 1997.)
Abstract: This book explores the use of social and ethical accounting, auditing and reporting as a means of enhancing corporate responsibility and business success. It includes an historic overview of developments and a methodological framework that allows emerging practice to be analysed, understood and improved upon. Includes case studies of best practice in the field.

Building corporate community economic development team.L

Alperson, Myra (The Conference Board, New York, 1998.)
A report outlining the emergence of corporate community economic development (CED) and its importance to communities and the businesses involved. Headings include:- The Many Layers of Corporate Community Economic Development - How Companies Build CED Strategies - Conclusion: CED Likely to Increase - Case Studies: Project Success Factors - Appendix: Corporate CED Models - Goals, Results, and Best Practices.

Building the best retail bank.L

Westpac Bank (Westpac Bank, Sydney, 1994.)
A publication issued by Westpac Bank highlighting the initiatives undertaken by the bank to improve their image and service in retail banking.

Business ETHICS/BUSINESS ethics : one field or two?L

Trevino, Linda K. & Weaver, Gary R. (College of Bus. Admin., Penn. State Univ., 1991.)
This paper delineates the normative and empirical approaches to business ethics based upon five categories: 1. Academic home; 2. Language; 3. Underlying assumptions; 4. Theory purpose and scope; 5. Theory grounds and evaluation criteria. The goal is to increase understanding of the distinctive contributions of each approach and to encourage further dialogue about the potential for integration of the field.

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