Role of remuneration committee in narrative human capital disclosure

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Accounting and Finance, ISSN: 0810-5391, Vol: 52, Issue: SUPPL.1, Page: 1-23

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2848
SSRN Id:
2157866
DOI:
10.1111/j.1467-629x.2011.00441.x
Author(s):
Abeysekera, Indra
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell
Tags:
Business, Management and Accounting; Economics, Econometrics and Finance; era2015; Business; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Corporate governance; Human capital; Narrative; Resource dependence theory; Sri Lanka
article description
This study empirically investigates whether independent directors on the remuneration committee influence narrative human capital disclosure (NAHCD) in firms where independent directors dominate the board composition. NAHCD is measured by frequency of occurrence, using latent content analysis in the annual reports of the top 30 listed firms on the Colombo Stock Exchange from 1998 to 2006. This study examines two attributes of corporate governance, controlling for other corporate governance attributes and firm-level attributes. The findings highlight the importance of considering a firm's independent director involvement in the remuneration committee when determining NAHCD strategy. © 2011 AFAANZ.