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Corporate social reporting and reputation risk management

Jan Bebbington (Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, School of Management, University of St Andrews, Fife, UK)
Carlos Larrinaga (University of Burgos, Burgos, Spain)
Jose M. Moneva (University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Article publication date: 28 March 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the proposition that corporate social responsibility reporting could be viewed as both an outcome of, and part of reputation risk management processes.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws heavily on management research. In addition, an image restoration framework is introduced.

Findings

The concept of reputation risk management could assist in the understanding of corporate social responsibility reporting practice.

Originality/value

This paper explores the link between reputation risk management and existing theorising in social accounting.

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Citation

Bebbington, J., Larrinaga, C. and Moneva, J.M. (2008), "Corporate social reporting and reputation risk management", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 337-361. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570810863932

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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