Perceptions of Corporate Executives in the Adoption and Implementation of Integrated Reporting : Evidence from Malaysia


Joshi, Prem Lal and Abdullah Salim, Abdullah Sallehhuddin and Munusamy, Predeeban (2018) Perceptions of Corporate Executives in the Adoption and Implementation of Integrated Reporting : Evidence from Malaysia. Indian Journal of Finance, 12 (6). p. 25. ISSN 0973-8711

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Integrated reporting (IR) is steadily gaining momentum globally. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to examine the executives' perspectives on IR in the Malaysian context regarding their awareness, benefits, costs, training requirements apart from ascertaining how organizations are preparing themselves towards adoption and disclosure of the IR. Using a simple random sampling method, 150 companies listed on Bursa Malaysia agreed to participate in the survey, however, responses were received from 50 companies only. Derived from literature review, a questionnaire was used to collect the data during April-June 2017. Majority of the respondents were senior managers and managers from accounting and finance functions. The responses were measured on a Likert scale. The findings revealed that none of the surveyed companies had yet adopted IR as the new reporting tool, yet 56% of them were considering adopting IR due to potential derived benefits. In Malaysia, the level of knowledge about IR is still at a lower level due to users' general lack of familiarity with the IR model. Therefore, training will benefit the companies' executives to increase their awareness and knowledge of IR gradually. This gives us positive and integrated thinking towards IR in Malaysia. The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) emerged as the leading agency for enforcement of IR and is to be made a mandatory requirement for financial reporting in Malaysia. The study suggested that future studies may be targeted to the executives who have primary responsibility for preparing IR, in addition to focusing on determinants of IR adoption and implementations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated Reporting, Awareness, Benefits, Costs, Training, Financial Reporting, Malaysia, Sustainable development reporting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management > HD60-60.5 Social responsibility of business
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 00:12
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 00:12


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