Stakeholder accountability or stakeholder management: a review of UK firms? Social and ethical accounting, auditing and reporting SEAAR practices

Belal, Ataur R. (2002). Stakeholder accountability or stakeholder management: a review of UK firms? Social and ethical accounting, auditing and reporting SEAAR practices. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 9 (1), pp. 8-25.

Abstract

The main aim of this study is to undertake an evaluation of the initial wave of stand-alone social reports issued by the major market players in the UK using AA1000 as an evaluative tool, or benchmark, in order to ascertain the extent to which they conform to the provisions of AA1000, in particular the core principles of accountability and inclusivity. Applying the lens of the stakeholder model the paper examines to what extent contemporary SEAAR practices in the UK are likely to promote stakeholder accountability, or whether they are simply exercises in stakeholder management.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.5
Divisions: Aston Business School > Accounting
Uncontrolled Keywords: stand-alone social reports,UK,AA1000,accountability,inclusivity,SEAAR practices,stakeholder accountability
Published Date: 2002-03

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