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Strategic reputation risk management and corporate social responsibility reporting

Jeffrey Unerman (Royal Holloway, University of London, London, UK)

Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

ISSN: 0951-3574

Article publication date: 28 March 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on “Corporate social reporting and reputation risk management”, by Bebbington, Larrinaga‐Gonzales and Moneva, published in Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 21 No. 3.

Design/methodology/approach

A personal viewpoint is articulated on the potential contribution and importance of Bebbington et al.'s insights for the development of both theory and practice in corporate social responsibility reporting.

Findings

This commentary reinforces the importance of Bebbington et al.'s theoretical propositions on reputation risk management as an explanatory framework for CSR reporting, and suggests three areas for further refinement.

Originality/value

Makes suggestions for three areas where Bebbington et al.'s framework and insights can be further refined.

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Citation

Unerman, J. (2008), "Strategic reputation risk management and corporate social responsibility reporting", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 362-364. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513570810863941

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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