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Expectation gap : do companies disclose what users need in Iran?

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Soheila MirshekarySoheila Mirshekary
This paper reports the results of two empirical research studies including the needs and requirements of the users of financial reports and the current corporate financial disclosure practices in Iran. It uses the results of two separate surveys and compares users' perceptions about the information items which are currently disclosed in Iranian corporate annual reports with the current corporate disclosures by Iranian companies listed on TSE. To discover to what extent the Iranian financial practices disclose users' expectations, Spearman Rank correlation coefficients were used to compare the mean rank of user group perception and the mean rank of actual disclosure for each section of annual reports and overall disclosure separately. This research investigates informational efficiency and determines the extent of financial disclosure by a set of Iranian corporations and compares this to the level desired by different users. The objective of this survey is to find the degree of consensus between actual disclosure and users' information needs.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

12

Start Page

139

End Page

146

Number of Pages

8

ISSN

0216-423X

Location

Indonesia

Publisher

Malangkucecwara School of Economics

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of accounting, business and management.

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