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Accounting and Control for Sustainability by Lucrezia Songini,Anna Pistoni,Christian Herzig, et PDF

By Lucrezia Songini,Anna Pistoni,Christian Herzig, et al.Emerald Group Publishing Limited|Emerald Group Publishing Limited||Adult NonfictionFinance, ManagementLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 13.12.2013Street date: 13.12.2013

ISBN-10: 1780527667

ISBN-13: 9781780527666

The objective of this e-book is to discover new demanding situations and new customers for sustainability accounting study, and to debate destiny instructions of study. It considers a wide spectrum of alternative theoretical lenses and learn tools, and explores a number of forms of organizational settings and practices in several countries.

This publication brings jointly articles that think about major parts of accounting: monetary accounting, auditing and managerial accounting, as a way to severely evaluation and boost theorizations and methodological functions to the research of all major accounting fields in a sustainability context. It goals to curiosity a relatively huge variety of lively researchers professors and practitioners (CPAs and CMAs, managers and managers, but in addition consultants), either from the accounting box, and from the sustainability and CSR domain names. This booklet goals to curiosity researchers and practitioners in accounting, managerial keep an eye on, auditing, CSR/sustainability...

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Referring to the frameworks proposed by the body of theories, which deal with CSR issues, such as legitimacy theory, stakeholder theory, and institutional theory, two main categories of CSR determinants have been identified: the external ones, coming from the environment outside the firm, and the internal determinants, which are linked to some specific characteristics of the enterprise and to the objectives it pursues. The CSR drivers have been used to explain the reasons why firms decide to report and communicate their CSR and sustainability performance.

The study is based on the analysis of the sustainability reports of 80 companies participated by the European socially responsible funds (SRFs) listed on the Morningstar platform during 2008–2009. Research findings show that the breadth of disclosure is associated with multiple factors both external and internal to the firm, such as country of origin, industry reputation, firm size, frequency of the SRFs participation, and corporate social performance. For a comprehensive understanding of the deeper causes of the variations in CSD, the outcome of the survey supports an interpretative approach that enables to look at the CSD through different perspectives.

This theory is an expression of neo-classical economic theory, being based on the belief in human rationale choice and the opportunistic behavior as the basis for all economic activities.

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