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Wael Louhichi and Ousayna Zreik
 
''Corporate Risk Reporting: A study of The Impact of Risk Disclosure on Firms Reputation''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.4 )
 
 
In this paper, we explore the influence of the communication about potential risk within annual reports on firm reputation. We use the content analysis to measure the risk reporting; and we consider the Most Admired Companies list published in Fortune magazine as a proxy for reputation. Our findings highlight that risk reporting affects positively compagny reputation. We check the robustness of these results for alternative empirical models (pooled OLS, fixed effects, and random effects) and, in addition, for alternative measurement of reputation. Our results provide support to legitimacy theory, as the disclosure of risk's information is a part of a social contract that should be rewarded with good reputation. Furthermore, we examine the behavior of risk reporting for high and low-risk firms. We show that risk disclosure behavior is sensitive to level of risk.
 
 
Keywords: Firm reputation, risk disclosure, Panel regression
JEL: G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance: General
G1 - (G11, G13, G13) Portfolios, Investments, Asset and Futures Pricing, Trading Volume & Bond Interest Rates
 
Manuscript Received : Jun 10 2015 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 20 2015

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