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An agency perspective on voluntary CO2 disclosure : a mixed-method study

Author: Nils Niehues
Publisher: Baden-Baden, Germany : Nomos, 2018.
Series: Nomos Universitätsschriften. Betriebswirtschaftslehre, volume 5
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Niehues, Nils.
Agency perspective on voluntary CO₂ disclosure.
Baden-Baden, Germany : Nomos, 2018
(OCoLC)1036274950
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Niehues
ISBN: 9783845292212 3845292210
OCLC Number: 1078875023
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Chapter 1: Introduction; A. Relevance of climate change; B. The business case for Corporate Social Responsibility; C. CO2 emission data as proxy for environmental performance; D. Research design --
Exploratory sequential design; Chapter 2: Carbon Disclosure Framework; A. Corporate Social Responsibility disclosure; B. Climate disclosure initiatives; C. Carbon legislation; I. General ways of regulation; II. Emission trading systems and CO2 taxes; D. Audit standard for Greenhouse gas inventory; E. Relevant ratings for Carbon emissions used in research. Chapter 3: Relevant aspects of the carbon accounting literatureA. Outcome from meta analytical studies; B. The pays-to-be-green business case; I. Argumentation for and against the green measures; II. Empirical evidence; III. Critics on carbon accounting studies; C. Carbon disclosure as reporting element for green actions; D. Theoretical background of carbon accounting; I. Stakeholder theory; II. Legitimacy theory; III. Institutional theory; IV. Agency theory; V. Upper-echelon motivations; VI. Theoretical overview of disclosure strategies; E. Disclosure characteristics. I. Complexity in counting CO2 emissionsII. Measurement error; III. Audit expectation gap; IV. Ensuring a complete carbon footprint; V. Reporting Standard; VI. KPIs; F. Model to explain disclosure strategies; I. Process flow between principals and agents; II. Disclosure as manipulative signal; III. Research gaps in the agency model; Chapter 4: Qualitative study; A. Qualitative research questions; B. Expert population and sample generation; I. Expert population; II. Sampling strategy; III. Sample description; C. Interview guideline. D. Evaluation of feedback and its limitationsE. Qualitative results; F. Interpretation of results with respect to mixed-method purpose statement and research gaps; Chapter 5: Quantitative study; A. Carbon disclosure as signal for green performance; I. Purpose statement; II. Main hypotheses; III. Control hypotheses to proof mediator variables; IV. Embedding the hypotheses into the theoretical model; B. Operationalization; I. Reporting companies sample; II. Environmental performance; III. Environmental disclosure; IV. Mediator and moderator variables; C. Descriptive statistics. D. Environmental performance and comparable disclosureE. Positive CO2 disclosure and two-degree target; F. Environmental performance and voluntary audit services; G. Moderator and Mediator effects on disclosure; I. Stakeholder salience; II. Company size; III. Sector; Chapter 6: Recapitulation and future prospects; A. Results and implications; I. Indicators for green-washing; II. Environmental disclosure as measure for green performance; III. Compliance to the two-degree target; IV. Assurance coverage as measure for green disclosure; V. Confirmation of control variables.
Series Title: Nomos Universitätsschriften. Betriebswirtschaftslehre, volume 5
Responsibility: Nils Niehues.

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