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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.

Corporate affairs - state of the profession.L

Allen, Geoff (Corporate Public Affairs, Vol. 2, no. 2, 1992.)
An article outlining the major developments in corporate affairs and some priority points for its future development.

Corporate affairs and strategic planning : the organization.L

Bennet, J.H.; Canning, J.E.; Landry, M.R. (Unknown)
An article studying the relationship between public affairs management and effective strategic decision making. Headings include:- An Externally Oriented Organization - The Canadian Environment - The Organization - A Concept of the Organization - The Development of Public Affairs - Integration Within a Strategically Managed Organization - Applying the Concepts - The Manufacturers Life - Trade Environment - Corporate Development.

Corporate behaviour; community expectations and the community responseL

McGuiness, Paddy (Unpublished)
Transcript of an address by Paddy McGuiness at the launch of Sydney Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, on the need for the business sector to be more aware of community demands on business.

Corporate boards and corporate governance.L

Bacon, Jeremy (The Conference Board, New York, 1993.)
A special report on the independence of directors from management, use of independent board committees, and effectiveness of directors. Headings include:- Independence of Directors - Trends in Over- view Committees - The Independent Board Chairmanm - Information for Directors - How Directors Spend their Time - Board Effectiveness - Boards and Shareholder Activism - Trends in Europe.

Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Reputation: doing good does get you something.L

Walker Information and Edison International (WalkerInformation Global Network, Indianapolis, IN, 1999)
Copy of a slide presentation to the Corporate Community Involvement Conference, July 1999 on corporate citizenship and corporate reputation.

Corporate Citizenship: Successful strategies for responsible companies.L

McIntosh, M.; Leipziger, D.; Jones, K.; Coleman, G. (Financial Times, Pitman Publishing, London, 1998.)
This book is intended as a source of ideas and examples in relation to the issues and language currently dominating discussion about the social responsibilities of business. Key headings include:- Social Responsibility in a Global Economy - The New Corporate Citizenship - Putting Corporate Citizenship at the Heart of Strategy - Critical Issues in Corporate Citizenship - Managing Corporate Citizenship - Business as if There’s a Future.

Corporate citizenship: outstanding examples worldwide.L

Burk, E. & Bradley, G. (eds.) (International Management and Development Inst., 1979.)
A report on examples of how large corporations are conducting their business in host countries and how they are addressing the needs of the population of these countries. Case examples of corporate citizenship are included.

Corporate communications and the free market of ideas.L

Schmertz, Herbert. (Mobil Oil Corp., Houston, Texas, 1975.)
Remarks made to the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Gas Association relating to Mobil’s corporate communication program in the print media over the previous five years and problems encountered with the commercial television networks.

Corporate community relations : managing external factors that support success.L

Logan, David (Drake Beam Morin, Occasional Paper no. 91.7, 1991)
An outline of the importance of external factors which have an impact on company performance, its profile in the marketplace and wider society at home and abroad. Headings include:- Community Relations in an External Affairs Strategy - The Principal Motives - Key Elements of Company Strategy - Managing Community Relations - The Effective Society - The Global Dimension.

Corporate community relations: a dialogue across time. An examination of the changing trends in corporate social responsibility.L

Laboy, Johanne I. (Unknown)
A theoretical attempt to provide the community relations practitioner with a background on how corporate social responsibility and community relations have changed. Presented in the form of a hypothetical scenario of a town hall meeting held by a community relations practitioner in an effort to involve community leaders.

Corporate contributions, 1992. A research report.L

The Conference Board (The Conference Board, New York. 1992.)
Annual report of corporate contributions. Based on information provided by 371 large and medium-sized U.S. manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. Charts show important highlights, trends in cash and non-cash contributions per employee and corporate beneficiaries.

Corporate crisis management.L

Fleisher, C. (Nelson Publishing, Toronto, ON., 1993.)
Corporate crisis occurs to most organisations at some time this article discusses the need for a management strategy. Four issues that need to be answered are - Crisis Types, Crisis Phases, Crisis Stakeholders and Crisis Systems.

Corporate Directorship Practices: The Public Policy Committee, The Conference Board Report No 775L

McGrath, P. (The Conference Board, New York, USA.)
The Conference Board Report No 775. Examination into the ‘new’ board committee, the ‘public policy committee’, which is concerned with the public posture and activities of the corporation.

Corporate environmental strategy : the avalanche of change since Bhopal.L

Piasecki, Bruce W. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1995,)
Piasecki tells how environmental improvement can be used as a strategic asset by industry to gain competitive advantage. Using four case studies to illustrate:- Union Carbide and the development of strict auditing standards; ARCO and the development of environment-friendly gasoline; AT&T and the role of strategic alliances in the initiative to eliminate CFCs from electronics production; Warner-Lambert and the drive to develop truly biodegradable plastics.

Corporate ethics : a guide for Australian managers.L

Brokensha, Peter (Social Science Press, Adelaide, 1993.)
A book to aid managers establish a code of ethical values for their organisation. Values such as respect, empathy, service, co-operation and courtesy are required at all levels. Key headings include:- Corporate Ethics - Theory and Practice - Managerial and Corporate Ethics in Australia - Leadership : Developing an Ethical Organisational Culture.

Corporate ethics: a prime business asset.L

The Business Roundtable (The Business Roundtable, New York. 1988.)
A study of corporate ethics and how it is approached in ten of America’s top companies. The role of management and staff are discussed. The companies are: Boeing, Champion International, Chemical Bank, General Mills, G.T.E., Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, McDonnell Douglas, Norton and Xerox.

Corporate Executives’ experiences of continuous disclosureL

Corlett, Hamish; da Silva Rosa, Raymond; Walter, Terry (The Accounting Foundation, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2000)
This monograph provides and examination of the effectiveness of the Continuous Disclosure Regime (CDR) in achieving a more informed market. The requirements apply to both ASX listed and unlisted companies, the focus is on the impact of the CDR on ASX listed companies. Headings include: The Requirements of the CDR - Prior Research on Voluntary Disclosure - Method and Data: The Disclosure Decision - The Disclosure Decision - Evaluation of the CDR - Hypotheses on Disclosure Policies - Method and Data: Disclosure Policies - Results: Disclosure Policies. Monograph no. 9.

Corporate governance and shareholder activismL

McGurn, Patrick (Public Affairs Council, Washington, D.C., 2003)
Corporate governance is very relevant to institutional investors which has resulted in more detailed reporting requirements for companies, greater scrutiny by investors and regulatory bodies and more resources for for Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement efforts. Key headings include:- Why Perceptions About Corporate Governance Matter - The Global Economy and Corporate Governance - Sarbanes-Oxley, Now What? - “Best Practice” Corporate Governance - Investor Communications - Strengthening Boards of Directors.

Corporate governance in the 90s : managers vs. institutions.L

Sommer, A.A. (Director’s Monthly, July 1991)
An article discussing the role of institutions in shaping corporate governance in the 1990’s. Headings include:- Extent of Ownership - Varieties of Institutions - Legal Responsibilities - Variety of Motives - The Difficulties of Common Action - Formal Channels for Activism - Other Channels of Activism.

Corporate image: communicating visions and values.L

La Borde, Allyson (ed.) (The Conference Board, New York, 1993.)
Papers delivered at the 1993 Corporate Image Conference by various authors, discussing strategies for developing and implementing an effective image in the current economic and social climate. Headings include:- Reaching Audiences in the 90’s - Creating a Unified Image - The Importance of Communicating Change - Mergers and Alliances: The Corporate Image Follow-Up - Fusing Corporate and Brand Names - Corporate Strategies for Oganizations in a Fishbowl.

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