Corporate disclosure and disseminaton of human resources investment information / Zubaidah Zainal Abidin and Dennis Taylor

Zainal Abidin, Zubaidah and Dennis, Taylor (2002) Corporate disclosure and disseminaton of human resources investment information / Zubaidah Zainal Abidin and Dennis Taylor. Malaysian Accounting Review, 1 (1). pp. 51-70. ISSN 1675-4077

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Abstract

This study seeks to bring three theoretical perspectives to bear on uncovering motives for the disclosure of human resource (HR) investment related information in corporate annual reports. Institutional, agency and resource-dependency theories of organizational behaviour are used to support arguments about attitudes of finance managers and HR managers to such disclosure decisions. Drawing from listed companies in Malaysia, a field survey was conducted amongst the finance and HR managers of those companies. Malaysia is particularly suitable for this study because corporations have relatively high levels of investment in human resources (mainly training and development expenditure) due to federal government subsidies. The survey results reveal contrasts in the significance of relationships between institutional, agency and resource dependency-driven variables and the extent of corporate disclosure ofHR information. Multiple-theory modelling implications for studies of corporate disclosures, as well as practical implications of the findings for the voluntary corporate reporting of HR information, are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate disclosure, human resource investment, corporate annual reports
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Business > Personnel management. Employment management > Training of employees. Employer-supported education > Malaysia
Divisions: Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2016 03:11
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 09:01
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13697

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