By Martin Freedman, Bikki Jaggi
The accounting occupation, particularly within the US, has misplaced credibility and this has severe implications for environmental reporting. As a few papers during this quantity attest, the quantity of environmental reporting has elevated within the interval from the 1980s-mid Nineteen Nineties. in spite of the fact that, the worth of these disclosures is open to severe query. The examine for many of the papers during this quantity was once accomplished sooner than the Enron scandal, however the findings point out a necessity to think again what's stated in regards to the firm's courting to the actual surroundings.
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These must include improved measurement and integration into 24 MARC J. EPSTEIN day-to-day management decisions, including operating and capital decisions and performance evaluations. There is also substantial room for significant research contributions to both the theory and practice of corporate social accounting. Some of the current needs are: (1) Develop new techniques (and apply existing ones) for measuring social and environmental impacts; (2) Examine international differences in the state of the art and best practices in management of social and environmental impacts.
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Companies are using the Internet to disseminate environmental information. However, the comparative lack of negative environmental disclosure, in conjunction with the significant 34 DENNIS M. PATTEN AND WILLIAM CRAMPTON relation between the extent of positive/neutral disclosure and the legitimacy variables, suggests that the focus of Internet disclosure, in general, may be more on corporate attempts at legitimation than on moving toward greater corporate environmental accountability. The next section of this paper develops the justification for this study.