Postprint version. Published in Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, Volume 1, January 1, 2000, pages 45-81.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1479-3598(00)01005-0.
In this chapter, a legitimacy theory framework for corporate environmental disclosure is empirically investigated, using a multi-case research design. Legitimation strategies in the 1991-1995 annual reports of two Canadian-owned pulp and paper companies are explored. The findings support legitimacy theory as an explanation for voluntary environmental disclosure in annual reports.
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