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By Lucrezia Songini,Anna Pistoni,Christian Herzig, et al.Emerald Group Publishing Limited|Emerald Group Publishing Limited||Adult NonfictionFinance, ManagementLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 13.12.2013Street date: 13.12.2013

The objective of this e-book is to discover new demanding situations and new clients for sustainability accounting study, and to debate destiny instructions of analysis. It considers a wide spectrum of other theoretical lenses and learn tools, and explores a variety of sorts of organizational settings and practices in numerous countries.

This booklet brings jointly articles that contemplate major parts of accounting: monetary accounting, auditing and managerial accounting, so as to significantly assessment and improve theorizations and methodological purposes to the examine of all major accounting fields in a sustainability context. It goals to curiosity a really huge variety of lively researchers professors and practitioners (CPAs and CMAs, managers and bosses, but in addition consultants), either from the accounting box, and from the sustainability and CSR domain names. This e-book goals to curiosity researchers and practitioners in accounting, managerial keep watch over, auditing, CSR/sustainability...

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In addition, they make suggestions of areas for future investigation. In particular researchers might explore the concept of environmental performance and the application of different forms of green management control within organizations. Moreover accounting scholars have the opportunity to further examine the role of EMA mechanisms in companies that do not seem to pursue environmental results for specific economic benefits. Parisi’s study advances the understanding of the relationship between sustainability and financial results in three ways: theoretically, methodologically, and empirically.

Through communication, a firm can try to be identified with strongly legitimated symbols, values, or institutions. Therefore, to gain and maintain legitimacy in the eye’s of society, communication plays a relevant role (Lindblom, 1994). Thus, legitimacy theory has been used as an underlying theory also in environmental and social disclosure research. According to Suchman (1995), strategic organizational legitimacy views legitimacy as a resource that management can use by manipulating and deploying evocative symbols to obtain societal support.

In the last few years, such issue has been in part filled up by initiatives of different organizations and institutions, both national and international, which have proposed various schemes for measuring and reporting CSR/sustainability performance, such as the framework developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)2 or guidance documents published by the accountancy bodies. The GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines are periodically reviewed to provide the best and most up-to-date guidance for effective sustainability reporting.

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