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An Analysis of the Disclosure of Social Responsibility in Australian Universities

RAQUEL GARDE SANCHEZ
UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA
Spain

MANUEL PEDRO RODRIGUEZ BOLIVAR
UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA
Spain

LAURA ALCAIDE MUĂ‘OZ
UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA
Spain

ANTONIO M. LOPEZ HERNANDEZ
UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA
Spain

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.

 

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