Integrated reporting (IR) is used to demonstrate a firm's capacity to create value in theshort, medium, and long term. It can better represent existing relationships betweenthe company and its stakeholders, with a particular focus on investors. Attention to IRhas grown considerably in recent years. However, studies on the determinants of IR quality are still limited. This study aims to bridge this literature gap by being the firststudy to analyse the role of ownership structure in IR context. To this end, it uses agency theory and is based on a sample of 152 international companies that have adopted IR. The results indicate a positive effect of institutional ownership and a negative effect of ownership concentration, managerial ownership and state ownershipon the quality of integrated reports. These results are also consistent with the level of alignment of integrated reports with the framework. To our knowledge, this is the first study that analyses the role of ownership structure in the IR policies

The role of ownership structure in integrated reporting policies

MARRONE, ARCANGELO
2020

Abstract

Integrated reporting (IR) is used to demonstrate a firm's capacity to create value in theshort, medium, and long term. It can better represent existing relationships betweenthe company and its stakeholders, with a particular focus on investors. Attention to IRhas grown considerably in recent years. However, studies on the determinants of IR quality are still limited. This study aims to bridge this literature gap by being the firststudy to analyse the role of ownership structure in IR context. To this end, it uses agency theory and is based on a sample of 152 international companies that have adopted IR. The results indicate a positive effect of institutional ownership and a negative effect of ownership concentration, managerial ownership and state ownershipon the quality of integrated reports. These results are also consistent with the level of alignment of integrated reports with the framework. To our knowledge, this is the first study that analyses the role of ownership structure in the IR policies
integrated reporting; ownership structure; disclosure
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