Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Characteristics and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure Among NonFinancial Listed Firms in Malaysia

Mohd Waliuddin, Mohd Razali and Nurdiana Natasha, Azizan and Yau, Josephine Tan Hwang and Janifer, Lunyai and Sharifah Sabrina, Syed Ali (2017) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Characteristics and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure Among NonFinancial Listed Firms in Malaysia. 6th International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship Novotel, Melaka, UTHM. p. 23. ISSN ISBN 978-967-0468-56-3

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to examine the link between Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) characteristics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) disclosure. The sample data used in this research comprises of 201 non-financial firms listed on the Bursa Malaysia for the period 2013- 2015. CEO’s characteristics that have been examined in this study are CEO’s gender, working experience, and educational background. All non-financial data were collected from annual reports and financial data were collected from Data stream. This study proves that CEOs with humanity or social sciences educational background such as law, accounting, and business are more likely to engage in CSR disclosure by taking into account stakeholders’ interests. CEOs in the field of science are also tend to engage more in CSR disclosure. Besides that, we also found that larger firms tend to have higher disclosure of their CSR activities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CEO Gender, Working Experience, Educational background, Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Mohd Razali
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 03:13
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 01:21
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/18120

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