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Financial risk reporting practices: systematic literature review and research agenda

Chandni Khandelwal (Department of Management Studies, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India)
Satish Kumar (Department of Management Studies, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India)
Deepak Verma (Department of Management Studies, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India)
Harsh Pratap Singh (Department of Finance, GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noida, India)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 13 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the status of literature on financial risk reporting practices (FRRP) for the purpose of synthesizing mounting literature to suggest the relevant risk reporting measure across the globe.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a systematic literature review method, a total of 61 articles from 42 referred journals and international conferences published from 2000 to 2018 are reviewed.

Findings

It has been found that despite the growing attention on and importance of corporate risk disclosure, academic literature on corporate risk disclosure is limited. Also, research linking risk disclosure with governance mechanisms is rare. Scrutiny of the literature on corporate risk disclosure shows that most of the researchers have focused on the limited or single period to examine the risk disclosure practices, determinants and corporate performance. The limitation of these studies is that with single period data analysis generalization of findings is limited. Findings of longitudinal studies are more reliable, and in extant literature, only a few studies have used data of more than a single period.

Originality/value

This paper contains a comprehensive listing of publications on financial risk reporting and corporate disclosure and its classification according to various attributes. The paper will be useful to researchers, finance professionals and others concerned with risk reporting to understand the importance of risk disclosure.

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Citation

Khandelwal, C., Kumar, S., Verma, D. and Pratap Singh, H. (2019), "Financial risk reporting practices: systematic literature review and research agenda", The Bottom Line, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 185-210. https://doi.org/10.1108/BL-03-2019-0071

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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