Assessing Corporate Environmental Reporting Motivations: Differences Between 'Close to Market' and 'Business to Business' Companies

Haddock-Fraser, Janet and Fraser, Iain M (2008) Assessing Corporate Environmental Reporting Motivations: Differences Between 'Close to Market' and 'Business to Business' Companies. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 15 (3). pp. 140-155. ISSN 1535-3958. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this paper we examine whether proximity to market affects the extent and form of corporate environmental reporting of companies listed in the FTSE 250. The reason for examining this issue is that it is frequently asserted, but not demonstrated, that closeness to market will correlate positively with proactive communication of environmental activities. Our results show that this assertion is, in particular reporting contexts, true. In particular, we find that companies who are close to market, or are brand-name companies, are highly likely to adopt one of the several forms of environmental reporting considered (particularly reporting on product life-cycle or supply chain and reporting through the BitC benchmark system). We also show that companies proximate to market are more likely to be the target of media attention, but are unable within the bounds of the research to assess whether this is a cause of increased environmental reporting or an effect of it. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: corporate environmental reporting;brand;market;consumer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: J. Ziya
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 15:53
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 14:05
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25548 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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