An Analysis of the Disclosure of Social Responsibility in Australian Universities

  • Raquel Garde Sánchez
  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez-Bolívar
  • Laura Alcaide-Muñoz
  • Antonio M. López-Hernández
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 206)

Abstract

Recently, there seems to be some consensus that universities should play a key role in the issues of social responsibility (SR). The higher education system in Australia has undergone of government reforms, providing funding in order to integrate SR issues in their strategic planning and to implement New Technologies of Information (ICT). This paper analyzes the policies and strategies of communication about SR information and wonders if Australian universities are relying on ICT as a means both to disseminate issues of SR and to facilitate interaction with stakeholders. The results show that the disclosure of SR reporting by Australian universities is very low, only with the main aim of legitimacy purposes.

Keywords

Corporate Social Responsibility Universities Online disclosure Australia New Technologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raquel Garde Sánchez
    • 1
  • Manuel Pedro Rodríguez-Bolívar
    • 1
  • Laura Alcaide-Muñoz
    • 1
  • Antonio M. López-Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Economía Financiera y Contabilidad, Facultad Ciencias Empresariales y EconómicasUniversidad de GranadaGrandaSpain

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