Risk reporting: A review of the literature and implications for future research

Elshandidy, Tamer, Shrives, Philip, Bamber, Matt and Abraham, Santhosh (2018) Risk reporting: A review of the literature and implications for future research. Journal of Accounting Literature, 40. pp. 54-82. ISSN 0737-4607

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acclit.2017.12.001


This paper provides a wide-ranging and up-to-date (1997-2016) review of the archival empirical risk-reporting literature. The reviewed papers are classified into two principal themes: the incentives for and/or informativeness of risk reporting. Our review demonstrates areas of significant divergence in the literature specifically: mandatory versus voluntary risk reporting, manual versus automated content analysis, within-country versus cross-country variations in risk reporting, and risk reporting in financial versus non-financial firms. Our paper identifies a number of issues which require further research. In particular we draw attention to two: first, a lack of clarity and consistency around the conceptualization of risk; and second, the potential costs and benefits of standard-setters’ involvement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk-reporting incentives and informativeness; mandatory and voluntary risk reporting; manual and automated content analysis
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N300 Finance
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 12:08
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32923

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