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dc.contributor.authorBananuka, Juma
dc.contributor.authorKorutaro Nkundabanyanga, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorKigongo Kaawaase, Twaha
dc.contributor.authorKatoroogo Mindra, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorKayongo, Isaac Newton
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-27T11:43:18Z
dc.date.available2022-09-27T11:43:18Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationBananuka, J., Nkundabanyanga, S. K., Kaawaase, T. K., Mindra, R. K., & Kayongo, I. N. (2022). Sustainability performance disclosures: the impact of gender diversity and intellectual capital on GRI standards compliance in Uganda. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. DOI 10.1108/JAEE-09-2021-0301en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1108/JAEE-09-2021-0301
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/4837
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to examine the extent of and impact of gender diversity and intellectual capital on compliance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting standards by Uganda manufacturing companies. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from manufacturing firms in Uganda using a questionnaire survey to find out their perception of compliance with the GRI standards. Data were analyzed using statistical package for social sciences, Microsoft Excel and smart partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS–SEM). Findings – The results indicate that on average,manufacturing firms inUganda complywithGRI sustainability reporting standards to the extent of 59%. The results further indicate that manufacturing companies comply more with the GRI 200 (economic performance disclosures) to the extent of 63%as compared with 55%for GRI 300 (environmental performance disclosures) and 58%for GRI 400 (social performance disclosures). The results also indicate that intellectual capital has a significant impact on the GRI-based sustainability performance disclosures inUganda. However, board gender diversity has no significant effect. In terms of the control variables, only firm size is significant, while firm age, capital structure and auditor type are not. Originality/value – This study provides first time evidence of the extent of compliancewith the GRI sustainability reporting standards using evidence from Uganda – an African developing country. This study widens the understanding of the usage of GRI standards in the preparation of sustainability reports by manufacturing firms in an emerging economy. This study also provides first-time evidence on the role of gender diversity and intellectual capital in GRI-based sustainability performance disclosures using evidence from Uganda’s manufacturing sector.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Accounting in Emerging Economiesen_US
dc.subjectSustainability performance disclosuresen_US
dc.subjectGlobal reporting initiativeen_US
dc.subjectGRI sustainability Reporting standardsen_US
dc.subjectIntellectual capitalen_US
dc.subjectBoard gender diversityen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleSustainability performance disclosures: the impact of gender diversity and intellectual capital on GRI standards compliance in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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