The evolution of presentational changes to Corporate social responsibility disclosures: An historic analysis of an electricity company

Authors

  • Helen Ruane Dublin City University Business School, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
  • Martin Quinn Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT9 5EE, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26537/rebules.vi30.3157

Abstract

While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and associated reporting has been studied extensively, little research has been done from a longitudinal perspective. This paper explores the presentational changes in CSR disclosures in the annual reports of an electricity company over the period from 1986 to 2017 using themes and methods drawn from extant research. The analysis shows changes are in general reflective of external factors such as legislation, economic crises, CSR frameworks and the organisation’s competitive environment. A more stable level of CSR reporting is apparent since about 2010, and the levels are substantially higher in more recent years

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Published

2018-12:-01

How to Cite

Ruane, H., & Quinn, M. (2018). The evolution of presentational changes to Corporate social responsibility disclosures: An historic analysis of an electricity company. Review of Business and Legal Sciences / Revista De Ciências Empresariais E Jurídicas, (30), 007-046. https://doi.org/10.26537/rebules.vi30.3157