Analysis of corporate environmental reports using statistical techniques and data mining

Modapothala, Jashua Rajesh and Issac, Biju (2009) Analysis of corporate environmental reports using statistical techniques and data mining. Communications of the IBIMA, 10. pp. 32-38. ISSN 1943-7765

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Abstract

Measuring the effectiveness of corporate environmental reports, it being highly qualitative and less regulated, is often considered as a daunting task. The task becomes more complex if comparisons are to be performed. This study is undertaken to overcome the physical verification problems by implementing data mining technique. It further explores on the effectiveness by performing exploratory analysis and structural equation model to bring out the significant linkages between the selected 10 variables. Samples of five hundred and thirty nine reports across various countries are used from an international directory to perform the statistical analysis like: One way ANOVA (Analysis of Variance), MDA (Multivariate Discriminant Analysis) and SEM (Structural Equation Modeling). The results indicate the significant differences among the various types of industries in their environmental reporting, and the exploratory factors like stakeholder, organization strategy and industrial oriented factors, proved significant. The major accomplishment is that the findings correlate with the conceptual frame work of GRI.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental Report, GRI, statistical analysis, data mining and quantitative analysis
Subjects: G300 Statistics
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 12:50
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 11:16
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37513

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