Title: ESG disclosure and the role of CEO narcissism on firm value: the case of ASEAN-5
Authors: Laila Jahidatul Falah; Aria Farah Mita
Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia ' Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
Abstract: This study discusses the current trend regarding company performance which is not only seen from the financial aspect but how the company will sustain by contributing to its stakeholder in terms of its environmental, social, and governance aspects (ESG). CEO narcissism is a CEO character that encourages the improvement of the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. This study examines the effect of ESG disclosure on firm value and the role of CEO narcissism to moderate the relationship between ESG disclosure and firm value. The ESG score from Thomson Reuters measured ESG disclosure, and the unobtrusive indicators by Chatterjee and Hambrick (2007) measured CEO narcissism. Samples are from non-financial companies in ASEAN-5 countries with period cover years from 2014 to 2017. The results show that the ESG disclosure and CEO narcissism increase the firm value. Further, CEO narcissism strengthens the positive influence of ESG disclosure on firm value.
Keywords: ESG disclosure; environment; social; governance; executive; narcissism.
Global Business and Economics Review, 2022 Vol.27 No.2, pp.133 - 148
Received: 15 Mar 2021
Accepted: 01 Sep 2021
Published online: 23 Aug 2022 *