Reputation Building, Website Disclosure and the Case of Intellectual Capital (vol. 21)

Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date:
2010-12-31
Authors:
ISBN:
978-0-85724-505-2

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  • Chapter 5 Sample characteristics

    This chapter describes some of the characteristics of the firms analysed in this study. Section 5.2 outlines the size of firms, measured by annual revenue and employee numbers. It then discusses the implications for reporting entity status, preparing general-purpose financial reports and annual reports. Section 5.3 outlines the intellectual capital disclosure signals – narrative, visual and numerical – and their measurement output. Section 5.4 introduces ownership of equity held by directors in firms and its implications. Section 5.5 outlines firms' share ownership and shareholder distribution. Section 5.6 provides a summary of the chapter.

  • Chapter 6 Findings and interpretation – Content analysis

    This chapter outlines findings for the first objective of the study from the model in order to determine the effectiveness of disclosure as predictors of revenue growth reputation. Section 6.2 outlines the results analysed by frequency count and sentence count. Section 6.3 outlines the results of categories of intellectual capital, namely internal, external and human capital and provides a summary of the chapter.

  • Chapter 7 Findings and interpretation – Survey questionnaire

    This chapter outlines findings from the questionnaire survey that meets the second objective of this study. Section 7.2 outlines a comparison between intellectual capital value drivers perceived by directors as important for the revenue growth aspect of revenue growth reputation and intellectual capital value drivers disclosed on company-sponsored websites. Section 7.3 outlines linear regression results of intellectual capital value drivers clustered as classes of resources and as predictors of revenue growth reputation and provides a summary of the chapter.

  • Chapter 8 Findings and interpretation – Interviews

    This chapter outlines the findings from the interviews conducted with company directors, chief executive officers or senior executives that meet the third objective of this study. Section 8.2 outlines the aims of intellectual capital disclosure of the fastest growing firms on company-sponsored websites. Section 8.3 explains the reasons behind selection of disclosure types on website disclosure – narrative, visual and numerical. Section 8.4 outlines the factors contributing to the disparity between directors' perception about the importance of intellectual capital value drivers and disclosure of these items on company-sponsored websites. Section 8.5 provides a summary of the chapter.

  • Chapter 9 Conclusions

    This chapter provides a brief overview of the contents of this report and evaluates its contribution to the literature. Section 9.2 briefly summarises the motivation behind the study and the scope of the research. Section 9.3 briefly summarises the data, methodology and results. Section 9.4 outlines policy recommendations. Section 9.5 describes the limitations of this study. The last section suggests possible directions for future research that arise from the issues dealt with in this study.

  • Copyright page
  • Dedication
  • Executive Summary

    This study gave rise to four policy recommendations. First, firms are encouraged to use both narrative and visual forms of disclosure to complement one another in disclosing intellectual capital resource items on websites. Secondly, it is important to conduct an awareness program about intellectual capital disclosure on websites so that small firms become aware of the positive impact such disclosure can have in enhancing corporate reputation. Thirdly, firms should prepare guidelines for intellectual capital disclosure on websites so that they can favour a best practice model. Finally, fostering a dialogue between stakeholders and the accounting regulators can help to streamline intellectual capital disclosure for more value relevant, forward-looking information. These points are elaborated in the following.

  • List of Appendix Sections
  • List of Charts

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  • Executive Summary

    This study gave rise to four policy recommendations. First, firms are encouraged to use both narrative and visual forms of disclosure to complement one another in disclosing intellectual capital resource items on websites. Secondly, it is important to conduct an awareness program about intellectual ...

  • References
  • Appendices

    The following is an introductory profile of the fastest growing firms over the three-year period of the study listed by corporate reputation ranking order. The business activities in which the firms are engaged are outlined to provide background information for the reader....

  • Chapter 8 Findings and interpretation – Interviews

    This chapter outlines the findings from the interviews conducted with company directors, chief executive officers or senior executives that meet the third objective of this study. Section 8.2 outlines the aims of intellectual capital disclosure of the fastest growing firms on company-sponsored...

  • Chapter 9 Conclusions

    This chapter provides a brief overview of the contents of this report and evaluates its contribution to the literature. Section 9.2 briefly summarises the motivation behind the study and the scope of the research. Section 9.3 briefly summarises the data, methodology and results. Section 9.4...

  • Chapter 2 Literature review

    This chapter provides a review of the literature relating to intellectual capital and firm performance in the context of corporate reputation. Section 2.2 outlines the definitions of intellectual capital and how they differ from the definitions offered for intangibles by accounting regulators....

  • Chapter 3 Theoretical framework

    This chapter describes signalling theory, which is used to interpret the findings. Section 3.2 outlines the implications of signalling theory as a way of correcting market failure through voluntary disclosure. Section 3.3 discusses theoretical constructs, outlining independent variables,...

  • Chapter 4 Research methods

    This chapter describes the research methods used in this study. Section 4.2 introduces the content analysis of company-sponsored websites. Section 4.3 outlines the intellectual capital disclosure signals – narrative, visual and numerical – and their measurement. Section 4.4 introduces the recording ...

  • Chapter 7 Findings and interpretation – Survey questionnaire

    This chapter outlines findings from the questionnaire survey that meets the second objective of this study. Section 7.2 outlines a comparison between intellectual capital value drivers perceived by directors as important for the revenue growth aspect of revenue growth reputation and intellectual...

  • Chapter 1 Introduction and overview

    This chapter introduces intellectual capital and intellectual capital disclosure and provides an overview of the subsequent chapters of the study. Section 1.2 outlines the relevance of intellectual capital in the present context. Section 1.3 explains the motivation for undertaking a study...

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