According to the economists, under the voluntary disclosure theory, there was a positive connection between environmental performance and the degree of discretionary environmental disclosure companies that will voluntarily disclosed on environmental information for their investors and stakeholders were those with good environmental performance. The fourth essay examines the effect of disclosure strategy on analysts' decisions to follow a firm and the characteristics of analysts' earnings forecasts the findings show that, after controlling for important factors in a firm's information environment, firms with a more active and informative disclosure strategy are followed by a larger. Excerpt from essay : voluntary disclosure concept of voluntary disclosure the law requires all companies to disclose their financial information, together with additional information either in annual, half-yearly and quarterly financial reports.
Drawing on literature related to multinationals, country-level legal institutions, and accounting disclosures, we expect that the relation between globalization and voluntary disclosure will be conditioned on the legal environment in a firm's home country. Citing fear of legal liability as a partial explanation, prior research documents (1) managers' reluctance to voluntarily disclose management earnings forecasts, and (2) greater forecast disclosure frequencies in periods of bad news. Besides, antecedents of voluntary disclosure of ea, including corporate vision environmental accounting policy and stakeholder force have partially significant positive association with four dimensions of voluntary disclosure of ea which are sufficiency revelation willingness, truth exposure.
Global warming and climate change have been the most challenging environmental problem the world is facing this problem will affect the future of this planet which can be seen from different stances. Drawing on literature related to multinationals, country-level legal institutions, and accounting disclosures, we expect that the relation between globalization and voluntary disclosure will be conditioned by the legal environment in a firm's home country. This paper examines the state of csr disclosure of the mauritian listed companies in 2012 era where, csr engagement and reporting is no more an elusive concept but a reality over the island with the growing number of guidelines and incentives on the subject over the years. Abstract: the first essay of this dissertation examines how firms respond to pressures to voluntarily disclose environmental information in a rapidly changing regulatory environment information disclosure programs are often considered to be the third wave of environmental regulation, following command-and-control and market-based programs.
This heightened anxiety amongst the members of society over the adverse effects of business operations on the physical and social environment has culminated into what is referred to as social and environmental reporting, or synonymously, corporate social responsibility reporting (csr. The annual report is a signiﬁcant element in the overall disclosure process, because it is the most widely disseminated source of information on publicly held corporations (arnold, moizer & noreen, 1984 chang, most, & brain, 1983 todd & sherman, 1991) however, voluntary disclosure in the annual report means in nature the information beyond. This study examines the effect of the mandatory adoption of international financial reporting standards (ifrs) on voluntary disclosure using a difference-in-difference analysis, we document a significant increase in the likelihood and frequency of management earnings forecasts following mandatory. However, our finding that voluntary disclosure increases after ifrs adoption suggests that the capital market effects of ifrs are partially attributable to improved voluntary disclosure, as it also has positive impacts on the information environment and liquidity.
This table provides estimates from the regression of voluntary disclosure on globalization, legal environment, the interaction of globalization and legal environment, and control variables the results in columns 2 and 3 are based on a model where vdisc is the dependent variable. 22 section 299(1)(f) of the corporations law regardless of the existence of voluntary environmental disclosures, prior to 1998 there was a notable absence of legislation in australia pertaining to the disclosure of environmental information in corporate annual reports. We study analytically the effect of preliminary voluntary disclosure and preemptive preannouncement on the slope of the regression of returns on earnings surprise—the earnings response coefficient (erc) when firms do not manage earnings, additional disclosure has no effect, and the erc is.
To examine the impact of legal environment on voluntary restatements, we take novel approach by exploiting the variation on the stringency of the district court under which firms are headquartered. Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 social and environmental accounting (sea) has been defined by gray and al (1987, p9): the process of communicating the social and environmental effects of organizations' economic actions to particular interest groups within society and to society at large. The effect of globalization and legal environment on voluntary disclosure abstract we examine how interactions with foreign capital, product, and labor markets affect.
We find a significant interaction between globalization and the legal environment this indicates that for the same level of globalization, there is more voluntary disclosure for firms based in. Understand the effect of institutional factors on voluntary disclosure, it is important to test the me- diating effect of organizational culture to provide a sufficient explanation from both internal and. Voluntary disclosure of information while analysing modern corporate culture, it seems that organisations voluntarily disclose more information in their annual reports than what is actually required to comply with the basic financial and accounting regulations.