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Investigating the social sustainability reporting in finance and mining sectors in Australia

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posted on 2022-03-28, 15:46 authored by Hamid Kosari
In the contemporary era, the challenges of sustainability have received increasing scholarly attention, as has the role of Human Resource Management in organisational sustainability. However, the extent to which Australian organisations are embracing sustainable human resource management practices, in particular practices pertaining to social and individual sustainability, has captured limited research interest. Thus, of six randomly selected Australian organisations from the finance and mining sectors during 2014 - 16 through documentary research and utilising Leximancer as text analytical software. The study found that, despite the growing number of Corporate Social Responsibility reporting quantitatively over the years, the report review analysis suggests relatively insignificant attention to social practices by most of the organisations and additionally the software analysis supports the report review conclusion by illustrating concept maps that affirms an inadequate portion of the reports consider social sustainability, with even weaker attention to individual sustainability


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Literature review -- Chapter 3: Methodology -- Chapter 4: Findings -- Chapter 5: Conclusion.


Theoretical thesis. Includes bibliography

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing and Management

Department, Centre or School

Department of Marketing and Management

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Nikola Balnave


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