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By Lucrezia Songini,Anna Pistoni,Christian Herzig, et al.Emerald Group Publishing Limited|Emerald Group Publishing Limited||Adult NonfictionFinance, ManagementLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 13.12.2013Street date: 13.12.2013

ISBN-10: 1780527667

ISBN-13: 9781780527666

The function of this ebook is to discover new demanding situations and new clients for sustainability accounting examine, and to debate destiny instructions of study. It considers a wide spectrum of other theoretical lenses and examine tools, and explores a variety of different types of organizational settings and practices in several countries.

This ebook brings jointly articles that contemplate major components of accounting: monetary accounting, auditing and managerial accounting, for you to seriously assessment and increase theorizations and methodological functions to the research of all major accounting fields in a sustainability context. It goals to curiosity a particularly huge variety of lively researchers professors and practitioners (CPAs and CMAs, managers and bosses, but additionally consultants), either from the accounting box, and from the sustainability and CSR domain names. This booklet goals to curiosity researchers and practitioners in accounting, managerial regulate, auditing, CSR/sustainability...

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On the one side, the criticism is a consequence of the theoretical problems with decision usefulness itself, because it lacks a theoretical backing; on the other side, it depends on the fact that the involvement in CSR disclosure could not be motivated mainly by the needs of the financial participants but from other nonfinancial motives of the corporations. In fact, apart from the pressures coming from the financial markets, and the willingness to be aligned with the requests of its own industry or with particular codes of conduct, other external drivers can impact on CSR disclosure.

Such findings drive the authors to develop an interpretative framework of the firms’ behavioral drivers according to legitimacy theory. The paper written by Signori and Avondo Bodino introduces and discusses a specific form of accountability, recognizing a right to water-related information. After a presentation of the risks and responsibilities connected with water issues, mainly from a business point of view, the chapter focuses on water management and accounting. In particular, the need for shared forms of water accountability is highlighted.

Empirically, the research relies on qualitative, deductive research that was undertaken at a leading international pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk, in order to provide more robust findings than those provided by previous studies. This setting is particularly relevant for the risk related to the management of sustainability in the pharmaceutical industry and the related problems of designing an effective SPMS. In addition, Novo Nordisk’s unique ownership structure, which is controlled by the Novo Nordisk Foundation that has a purely humanitarian mission, allows the company to focus on sustainability beyond the boundaries of a traditional normative approach, making it a relevant case for the present research.

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