ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard: Sustainability Reporting and Firm Value

Wahidatul Husnaint, Basuki Basuki

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Abstract

This study aims to test empirically whether the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) has a positive effect on Sustainability Reporting (SR) and whether the ACGS and Sustainability Reporting (SR) have a positive effect on Firm Value (FV). The study was conducted in five ASEAN countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Thailand from 2014 - 2017. The research sample was collected from companies with the ACGS data and obtained with the help of 359 company observations. Hypothesis testing was performed using the Ordinary Least Square (OLS). The results of the study do not support all hypotheses. The ACGS has no effect on sustainability reporting. The ACGS has a significant negative effect on firm value, while sustainability reporting has a negative and insignificant effect on firm value. The ACGS and sustainability reporting are not good news for investors. This research’s limitation is that companies rarely disclose the final value of the ACGS in their annual reports, so this research uses content analysis. The weakness of content analysis is the researchers’ subjectivity so that the point of view between researchers is different. Besides, sustainability reporting for several ASEAN countries is voluntary, so not all companies can be sampled, which ultimately affects interpretation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-326
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance Scorecard
  • Firm Va
  • Sustainability Reporting

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