Title: An empirical examination of the risk associated with corporate social responsibility disclosures and firms size
Authors: Uwalomwa Uwuigbe
Addresses: Department of Accounting, School of Business, College of Development Studies, Covenant University, KM. 10 Idiroko Road, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
Abstract: This paper basically examined the relationship between the size of firms and the level of corporate social responsibility disclosures made by 30 listed companies, across six industries in Nigeria. While the content analysis technique was used as a basis for eliciting data from the annual report/corporate websites of the selected companies, the linear regression method of data analysis was used to investigate the relationship that exist between the size of firms| and the level of corporate social responsibility disclosures among selected listed firms in Nigeria. The paper as part of its findings observed that consistent with existing prior studies; there is a significant positive relationship between the size of firms and the level of corporate social responsibility disclosures among selected firms in Nigeria.
Keywords: corporate social responsibility; CSR disclosure; firm size; sustainability; Nigeria; risk assessment; annual reports; corporate websites.
International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2011 Vol.2 No.3, pp.284 - 294
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