The influence of firm-specific attributes on corporate social responsibility disclosure / Mohamad Norsyahizzat Ramli, Raja Adzrin Raja Ahmad & Noor Hidayah Ab Aziz

Ramli, Mohamad Norsyahizzat and Raja Ahmad, Raja Adzrin and Ab Aziz, Noor Hidayah (2019) The influence of firm-specific attributes on corporate social responsibility disclosure / Mohamad Norsyahizzat Ramli, Raja Adzrin Raja Ahmad & Noor Hidayah Ab Aziz. In: The 6th International Accounting & Business Conference 2019. Secretariat of IABC 2019, 2019 . UiTM Cawangan Johor, Segamat Johor, p. 31.


Corporate social responsibility aims to optimise the reciprocal benefits of the firm and the various stakeholders. It acts as a mechanism for firms to demonstrate their concern towards the society well-being. Corporate social
responsibility disclosure refers to series of information pertaining to organisation to other parties in order to provide solution to improve accountability to stakeholder. In Malaysia, the disclosure for corporate social responsibility activities is still voluntary. Hence, the level of disclosure is still inconsistent. Accordingly, this paper aims examine the extent of CSR disclosure for Malaysian listed firms. In addition, it will look into the influence of firm-
specific attributes towards corporate social responsibility disclosure for Malaysian listed firms namely firm size, profitability, leverage and industry type. The sample includes firms taken from the top 100 companies from the
ranking produced by Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG). Data are gathered for five consecutive years which are from 2013 to 2017 inclusive, giving a total of 150 firm-year observations. As for the items for corporate social responsibility disclosure, they are taken from the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) guidelines due to its comprehensiveness. Comparatively, the findings
indicate that the level of corporate social responsibility disclosure is still low with a mean disclosure of 32 items out of 99 items studied. The multivariate analysis reveals that leverage, profitability and industry significantly influence
the corporate social responsibility disclosure. The insights provided in this paper could be valuable especially for the purpose of generating corporate social responsibility disclosure policies and strategies.


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Ramli, Mohamad Norsyahizzat
Raja Ahmad, Raja Adzrin
Ab Aziz, Noor Hidayah
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Kassim, Mohd Azraai
Joyosumarto, Subarjo
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Social responsibility of business. Social entrepreneurship
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Groups and organizations
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus
Series Name: Secretariat of IABC 2019
Volume: 2019
Page Range: p. 31
Keywords: CSR Disclosure; Global Reporting Initiatives; UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2019
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