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Influences on Sustainability Reporting within Local Government

Sciulli, Nick (2011) Influences on Sustainability Reporting within Local Government. International Review of Business Research Papers, 7 (2). pp. 282-291. ISSN 1837-5685 (print) 1832-9543 (online)

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Abstract

Local government has traditionally provided basic services such as waste collection and disposal, maintenance of the road network and social services such as meals-on-wheels. There is increasing awareness and demand from stakeholders for social and environmental information which is also being played out in the media. The objective of this study is to identify the key influences which affect the pattern of sustainability information. The findings suggest that population growth, climate change and the extension of the urban growth boundary are the significant issues that are impacting on local government. These concerns along with local government leadership, communication with stakeholders and community engagement are influencing sustainability reporting. These findings could have implications for local government managers in their quest to maintain and enhance notions of accountability, transparency and effectiveness in meeting the expectation of increasingly sophisticated stakeholder groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24022, local government, sustainability reporting
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
SEO Classification > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 06:15
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 06:41
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9294
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