International practices, beliefs and values in not-for-profit financial reporting


Financial reporting is an important aspect of not-for-profit organisations’ (NPOs’) discharge of accountability, particularly for donations and funding. Nevertheless, NPO financial reporting lacks a global approach. Drawing on a multi-national survey attracting more than 600 respondents, this paper utilises a pattern-matching methodology to capturing institutional logics. We uncover tension between NPO financial reporting practice (underpinned by symbolic and material carriers of a local financial reporting logic), and a majority belief that NPO international financial reporting standards should be developed and followed. Conflict between local practice and stakeholder beliefs is evident. Significant belief differences across key stakeholder groups will likely impact NPO financial reporting development.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Accounting
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2018, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: Charities,Financial Reporting,Logics,Not-for-Profit,NPO,Accounting,Finance
Publication ISSN: 1467-6303
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2019-04-16
Published Online Date: 2018-05-24
Accepted Date: 2018-05-21
Authors: Cordery, Carolyn J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9511-7671)
Crawford, Louise
Breen, Oonagh B.
Morgan, Gareth G.

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